Now that I have a sooppeerr dddoooppppeeeerr new cell phone (the Cingular 2125, it’s freaking awesome) I am looking at a lot of Web sites and RSS feeds.
One thing I wish is that Web site developers/designers would look at their site on a small screen with limited bandwidth.
So many sites suck really bad. I’m going to call these sites out with increasing frequency in 2006.
If your site makes you scroll for 20 minutes just to see your content, it sucks. It’ll get called out.
If your site squeezes a column so that it’s only one word wide, it sucks. It’ll get called out.
My wish? Please try your site on a cell phone (tonight I was comparing sites on a Treo, on a Blackbery, and on my phone. My phone was best, but there were lots of sites that sucked on all three).
Millions of Web users are out there with cell phones. If you don’t get your site to work properly with a cell phone, you’re turning away customers and that sucks. It’ll get called out.
Who should be first getting called out?
Oh, I got one. The Google Blogoscoped’s Philipp Lenssen calls out trends that should die in 2006. One of them even talked about the same trend I do (that mobile is now hugely important).
Well, on my cell phone this blog has a column size of a few characters forcing me to scroll forever just to read the article.
That’s unfortunate because I totally agree with the other points that Philipp makes.