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The Best Church Websites: 2) Are Mobile-Friendly

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Written by Mark Steinbrueck

As part of the Best Church Websites theme month, we continue to discuss features that every church website should have.  Today, we will talk about the importance of your website being mobile-friendly, or “responsive”.

So what is a mobile-friendly website and why is it so important?

Mobile-friendly, or responsive, is the ability for your website to be viewed well on smartphones and tablets, as well as notebooks and desktop computers.  When a website is mobile-friendly, it will respond to the size of the screen it is being viewed on and display the website in a format that is optimal for that device.  This means that the way your website looks on a computer will be similar, but slightly different than when it is viewed using a smartphone or a tablet.

The reason that this is important is because more and more people are using their phones and tablets to surf the web.  In fact, according to Statista, over 50% of all website traffic now comes from mobile devices.  That means more people are viewing websites using phones and tablets than notebooks and desktop computers.

It is absolutely crucial for your church website to be mobile friendly.  Otherwise, you are snubbing half of your visitors. – Mark Steinbrueck

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So if your website isn’t mobile friendly, over 50% of the folks coming to your site are doing the frustrating “Pinch & Zoom” or they are leaving your site as quickly as they got there.

If you have a site that is not mobile friendly, it is time to make a change.  All custom church websites and websites built with OurChurch.Com’s WP-EZ web builder are mobile friendly.  If you aren’t hosting with OurChurch.Com and don’t have a mobile friendly site, check us out.  We offer the best church website builder for those who want to build the site yourself as well as custom church website design that we build for you.

If you aren’t sure what kind of Christian website you need, please contact me here and we’ll talk about it!

Comment & Discuss

  • Is your church website mobile-friendly? If not, what’s holding you back?  Post your comments and questions below.

See the other posts in this series…

1) Have a Memorable Domain Name << Best Church Websites >> 3) Have Contact Info in the Header or Footer

About the author

Mark Steinbrueck

Mark Steinbrueck is President and Co-founder of OurChurch.Com. He is a member of Generations Christian Church, a husband and father of 3. He is a huge Cardinals baseball fan and bleeds Garnet and Gold. Find on Google+.

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