The only question about going mobile with your MD web design is, “when will you adapt?” The number of smartphones will rise from about 500 million today to 2.5 billion in just three years. That means people accessing the Internet via mobile devices will grow from 14 million in 2010 to 788 million by 2015.
You cannot afford to ignore the need to optimize your web site and blog for mobile viewing. But, mobile viewing carries its own unique set of requirements. Unnecessary images within content have to be a certain class allowing them to be hidden if a screen reaches a size small enough. Some images should be eliminated completely. Download times are critical and the need for excessive scrolling must be eliminated.
Some things can be accomplished by just about anyone with some knowledge of web design. But most medical professionals are much too busy to keep up with the changes. As you can see by the graphics, it’s probably time now to budget for a professional to adapt your site for the mobile world.
We will be offering more advice in the near future on implementing mobile strategies. For now, take a look at this excellent infographic video, “Digital Life: Today and Tomorrow,” from NeoLabels.