Optimizing Your Design for Mobile
People are increasingly using their mobile devices to search the web, especially when searching locally. Some search engines, like Google, are now taking how mobile-friendly a site is into consideration as a ranking factor in mobile search results.
Responsive design is a method of designing websites so that, regardless of the device viewing the site — a desktop, tablet or mobile device — the content is presented in an easily readable and digestible way, with minimal scrolling and resizing necessary from the end user.
All of BigCommerce's Stencil themes are responsive and optimized for fast loading times on mobile devices.
Some of our legacy Blueprint free and paid responsive themes available in the theme marketplace. Some third-party Blueprint theme developers also offer responsive themes.
If you plan to use a theme that isn't responsive, we recommend you enable the default mobile theme, so that your shoppers still get a streamlined mobile experience when visiting from their devices.
Will the default mobile theme match my theme? The default theme has a very basic design and does not inherite any styles from the full theme. It is possible to customize the BigCommerce mobile theme to match your brand.
The readability and conciseness of your category and product descriptions are another important factor when designing for SEO. See the section titled Make Your Description Easy to Read in our article Product Descriptions Best Practices for more information.
- Rolling out the mobile-friendly update (Google Webmaster Central)
- Go Mobile or Go Home: What You Need to Know About Local SEO (BigCommerce blog)
- Report: Mobile Search Queries 29 Percent Of Total But Growth Modest (SearchEngineLand.com)
- Building for the next moment (Entrepreneur.com)