In the past, designing a website meant we only had to cater for desktop computers and laptops which have roughly the same screen size and resolutions. But with the development of the internet and the devices used to surf it, there is also the increasing need to adjust the way websites are developed to suit devices such as tablets and smartphones. Also, dimensions of desktop monitors are also changing – becoming bigger and changing aspect form 4:3 to 16:9.
It is amazing how the internet has changed and added comfort to the lives of people. Back when desktop computers were just new, we would get thrilled at how information was served to us after entering keywords on a search engine and hitting the return button. Eventually, we learned how to make purchases online, connected with people easier, and got things we wanted faster, among many other things. But the pace of internet technology has been uncontrollably fast, and now we are going mobile; thus, the birth of mobile ecommerce web design.
Businesses are realizing the benefits of SEO or Search Engine Optimization. SEO is about making a website appeal to search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, so that they will rank higher in search results pages.
In the past, desktops and laptops were good enough devices to keep us connected to the rest of the world and to our online transactions. But with the convenience brought about by smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, the former are taking a step back as the latter are taking the limelight even in the world of web design. This has eventually led to the rise of mobile app development.
Have you noticed how a new design or model of smartphones come out almost each week especially from Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, Android OS, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian OS, and Linux? These observations are clearly an indication of the popularity of developing an ecommerce web design for mobile units.