Make Your Blogs and Posts – Mobile Friendly (Responsive)

As of today, you cannot afford to have a blog that doesn’t have a responsive design. It’s high time now. Laptop sales are hitting bottom and desktops are almost a thing of past. Desktops, laptops and Macs are limited to office cubicles now, where browsing blogs is not common. If you own a blog and if you do keep a track on your audience then you would be understanding what I am trying to say. Whether you know it or not, a significant part of your current audience will be browsing your website in their mobile phones and tablets. And if your blog is not optimized for these mobile devices, then Google is kicking it out of its top rankings.

Make Your Blogs and Posts - Mobile Friendly (Responsive)

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – OS Market Share
It’s super easy to check whether your blog is mobile friendly or not: as Google itself is there at your service:

Google Mobile Friendly Checker

If your blog is not mobile friendly, then the task of making it responsive is not easy especially if HTML, CSS or JavaScript is not your cup of tea. But then there’s no point in doing this check, if you cannot fix it easily yourself. So, here we are to help you with it. You just need to be a little practical and less sentimental for your current template design 🙂
Make Your Blogs and Posts - Mobile Friendly (Responsive)
So, first of all, go on and check (fingers crossed) whether your site is mobile friendly or not (check all these pages separately from your blog):

  • Homepage
  • Any full length post / page
  • A post / page full of media (like images, videos, block-quotes etc.)
  • A post / page with comments

If you get a message like the one in this picture (Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly), then you are all set. Nothing more to do, simply keep your focus on SEO and SMO. And if you need any help on these topics, then of course you can contact the experts!

Just in case, you did not get that message in green and instead got a message in red which reads: “Not mobile-friendly“. Then DO NOT worry, we are here to help you. Although you can see that there are some tips along with the result to help you optimize your blog and make it responsive, but for the not-so-technical types, it may all look Greek and Latin.
So simply ignore those tips. Be a little less sentimental and get ready to give a complete new look to your blog 🙂

Simply head over to any of these two sites, pick some templates of your choice. Check how these templates look in multiple devices like mobile phones, tablets and desktops, take reviews from friends/peers and finalize the perfect one for you:

1. Gooyabitemplates
2. DCrazed

By the way, do not forget to check the demo template using the same Google tool before you finalize it.

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