Most of your audience will read your blog on their mobile devices. Whether that’s their phone, iPad, or even their watch, keep your layout mobile friendly!
Is Your Layout Mobile Friendly?
Keep your layout simple. Over-complicated blogs don’t work well on small devices. There are a few unorthodox ways to check how your blog will look on smaller screens.
The easiest? Reduce the size of your page to the size of a mobile device.
You can do this with the oh-so-fancy cursor drag technique. Reduce the size of your page from the side or the corner of the window.
A lot of blogging sites will give you the option to view your page in a mobile format, but if not, the cursor drag is here for you.
Break up your Content
A simple way to keep your blog mobile friendly is to break up your content. If you break your page into sections, it’s easier for mobile audiences to navigate.
That way, it’s not one jumbled story. It’s a concise, professional blog.
It’s also important to change up your layout. Don’t do paragraph, paragraph, paragraph.
Try image, paragraph, image. Keep your audience excited about what will come next. Not just on your blog, but farther down the page. That’s what gets page views. The unexpected.
Short and Sweet
Please don’t ramble. I beg of you. Mobile readers are multi-taskers. They want it now. They want it fast.
Keep your paragraphs, sentences and blog length short. That way, you’re less likely to lose their attention.
To-the-point headlines, 2-3 sentence paragraphs with simple words will do the trick. Remember, paragraphs are double the length on phones than computers.
You don’t want your page filled to the brim with words.
Use Visual Media
Images, videos and color are the first things your audience will notice on your layout. Keep them cohesive throughout your page. Aesthetics is all the rage nowadays.
Mobile friendly blog layouts use many types of visual media. It keeps your audience interested.
A layout is just a specific order of words and media. As long as you keep the words to-the-point and add in enough visual media to break it up, you’ll have a successful mobile layout.