Unlike a PC monitor, a mobile or tablet screen has some peculiarities. These, in turn, constrain and differ in a number of ways. Therefore, the interface used in the “desktop version” may not be very well accepted by the users in the mobile version.

The very extensive way up the pages, very small menus and links is one of the most common mistakes when thinking about mobile interfaces. Sometimes a website, for example, can be brilliantly presented in a PC, but on a cell its usability may fail.

Given this scenario, we separated a few tips, cited on Tableless website, which may help a lot when creating specific interfaces for mobile. Check below:

  • Reduce clicks: Avoid the famous “Read more” button, whenever possible show all the content to the user. The click in mobiles interfaces, hinders the information access experience.

  • Less features: In the mobile version, offer only the primary so that the user is not lost on everything that the application offers.

  • Offer Desktop version: Regardless of the situation, always offering the desktop version for the mobile user.

  • Aesthetic integrity: Facilitate the user’s life in mobile versions, providing an objective layout, clear and focused on lower resolutions;

  • Browsing: Have a browsing map at or very close to the desktop version;

  • Consistency: Give the user the same information as the desktop version, but an adapted form.

  • Forms of display: Be careful when using images, always using the responsiveness resources.

Exploring the various aspects of the mobile version is to make the user has a unique experience. The focus must always be on who will work with the site or application, and that is often daily.

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