Why Is It Important To Consider Download Speed When Designing Mobile Websites?

Designing any website for a mobile phone is a challenging experience. As clever as the technology of the smartphone is these days, there are still certain inherent problems that the mobile website designer has to overcome if he or she is to make the website as effective as it can possibly be.  The screen size of the mobile device itself is limiting, and affects the type of content that can be incorporated into the overall design: similarly the site architecture will have to also be simplified, because moving around and navigating mobile websites is much more difficult on a mobile phone than a conventional desk top or laptop. One thing that is often overlooked is the relevance and importance of download speed. As smart as a ‘smart’ phone is, it can’t download and process information currently at anything like the rate of a traditional pc. It is considerably slower, and therefore this needs to be born in mind by the web designer. Continue reading…