(PRWEB) February 1, 2006
Globi Web Solutions (globi.ca) announces a new service to offer Web site owners mobile-friendly sites. As more and more mobile technologies become Internet accessible, consumers are using devices like cell phones or PDA’s to access the Web but face either slow or totally unusable sites.
“Those who are savvy to this technology will find that Google works perfectly on cell phones and PDA’s,” says Globi Web Solutions consultant Andreas Huttenrauch. “The challenge lies in what happens when people find your site through Google and then get to an unusable Web page because the Web site is not optimized and viewable through their cell phones or PDA’s.”
Making lightweight PDA and cell phone-friendly Web site versions available will allow mobile consumers to get the information they need. For example, The International Hotel of Calgary, a Globi client, allows users to bring up its http://internationalhotel.ca Web site on a mobile device and gain instant access to all relevant contact information, maps and driving directions, without having to wade through the regular Web site, which is aimed at desktops.
Even though most cell phone providers offer data plans on their phones now, the data transfer is extremely slow, making it impractical and unrealistic to expect visitors to browse a graphically intense Web sites. Also, many cellular data plans are extremely expensive and charge by the MB, so a 100k homepage may not only be useless to visitors, it would additionally incur them huge bandwidth charges.
“At the very least, a Web site should have a landing page that indicates when a PDA or cell phone is attempting to navigate that site,” Huttenrauch says. “This landing page would contain the most critical information you need your visitor to get. Of course you can make your whole site phone-friendly by creating a duplicate copy, but that's between you and your budget.”
To see a Web site exercising the newest in mobile cyber-surfing abilities, simply pick up your PDA or cell phone and visit one of Globi Web Solutions’ technologically savvy clients, http://internationalhotel.ca.
Globi Web Solutions (http://www.globi.ca) of Calgary, Canada, is a private web development company offering end-to-end Internet solutions including Web site design, programming, maintenance, hosting, database integration, research, search engine optimization, and marketing. With 20 years of software development experience, the Globi team specializes in providing functional Web tools to help small and medium-sized businesses become more profitable. More than Web developers, Globi Web Solutions are partners in online strategies, helping businesses achieve online goals with their Web sites.
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