5 Tools for Taking Your Site Mobile in 2014

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the web is going mobile. More and more users are surfing your staffing or career site from their mobile phones and looking at it with a tiny 4 or 5 inch screen. Up to 30% of your traffic now comes from mobile devices. Which means you need to optimize it for their viewing pleasure.

So here are 5 easy to use tools to take your website mobile in 2014. If you are techie enough you can do some of these yourself or your web guy can slap it together in just a few days (depending on the size of your existing site).

  • Squarespace - for around 8 bucks per month you can get a mobile friendly site that is super easy to manage. Editing a page is literally like editing a word document. My company recently redesigned this site for a staffing firm using Squarespace. Take a look at it from your smartphone and then a pc to see how it responsively adapts to the screen.

  • Wix - this is a drag and drop website builder. Prices for a basic site range from $8-$12 per month. Wix supplies hundreds of templates to choose from though based on my last experience not all of them are mobile friendly. But its cheap and quick to get up and running.

  • Wordpress - if your site currently runs on this popular blogging platform you’ll need to find a mobile friendly template. Theme-forest has some nice themes you can pick up for around 10 bucks. Wordpress also has various plugins for mobile use.

  • Hibu - seem to be a new player on the block their plans range from $10 - $30 per month and include email hosting.

  • Bootstrap - this is the most technical solution so you’ll need a web tech to setup. But these templates represent the latest techniques in mobile development. Templates cost $10-$25 bucks. They’re designed to help people of all skill levels – designer or developer, huge nerd or early beginner. Use it as a complete kit or use it to start something more complex.

If taking your site mobile this year is not on your to do list yet, you’d better get on it. Give your candidates or clients a good web experience no matter what screen they see your site on. And if you need a hand, my company is here to help.

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