Mobile phones – until very recently we would have had to make you a separate mobile phone compatible website that would cost virtually as much as the original site, as you were basically making a second website.
We now have a new method of programming available called responsive design that now negates this, but it does take another day to do (rather than a week).
If I showed you www.brinkywell.co.uk as a traditional fixed width design, so if you ‘click and drag’ on the bottom corner or side of the browser window (to make the window a smaller square), you will see at a certain point the site starts to disappear as the window becomes smaller than the width available.
Now contrast this with www.ukba.co.uk with is built using responsive design and you will see the blocks that make up the home page are re-laid to suit the available space; even the horizontal menu becomes a vertical one. Basically this site lays itself out to suit the screen size available.
Magento comes with Android and iPhone enabeld checkout out, right out of the box – it still needs work to make the rest of the site userfriendly but its a large chunk of the coding done
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