Today, it is important for us to have a flexible CMS that can answer all kinds of requirements. Due to the proliferation of mobile devices and location-based browsing, we should make sure that our CMS can help us to achieve that. Predicting about the future of mobile-based usages of the Internet will be quite challenging, but it’s important for us to be fully prepared for that. The most appropriate thing is to create a website that’s appropriate for all visitors.
It means that our website should be rendered in the same way, regardless of the type of our mobile device. The most important thing is that our information can be distributed properly for our readers. Our website should become a flexible and responsive infrastructure that can match all requirements. The CMS should easily be updated based on latest changes on the mobile situation. It shouldn’t be a hurdle to make sure that our CMS can match mobile devices. Drupal, Joomla and WordPress can work well on many platforms, including Android and iOS.
CSS3, HTML5 and other newer web technologies can already be supported by mobile web browsers, so it shouldn’t be a big problem for us to gain more usability from our devices. Some of the older technologies may already have shrinking advantages, but it is important to make sure that our content management system is able to support all legacy web technologies, even Flash and table-based layout.
Although it’s no longer a good web development practice to use these technologies, there are times when we do need them. As an example, some of the advertising modules could still require Flash-based videos or FLV, instead of other video formats. Small and medium sized business should be able to benefit immensely from good mobile-friendly CMS.
Many consumers are looking for information and products through their mobile devices. Instead of waiting until they get home to find specific information, mobile users could immediately look for something while they on train or bus. Although mobile devices won’t still replace PCs for mobile browsing, many people find it convenient to use mobile devices on the go.
One-site-fits-all approach is an efficient and sensible approach for any company and organization. The mobile and standard websites are essentially the same thing. A single website can work as both standard and mobile device, this is a clearly a good thing, because we don’t need to build a website dedicated for mobile devices. It also means that the mobile and standard websites have identical URL.
Our SEO campaign can be made much simpler, because it would be time-consuming and costly to launch a SEO campaign for two websites with similar content. Also, there’s no guarantee that Google will be understandable enough. Both websites could be penalized for having identical content. The web administrator would have significant workload to update and maintain two separate websites. Mobile browsers are getting more sophisticated, so we could add extra capabilities on our websites and they will be displayed properly.