Free: 10 Things the Best Law-Firm Website Designs Have in Common
For seven years, Lawyerist has published an annual list of the best law firm websites. Now, you can find out what they have in common.
Earlier this year I wrote about how to optimize your firm’s website for mobile viewing. Since then, the number of internet users using mobile web browsers has exploded. With the increasing use of smartphone and iPad-type devices, mobile browsing will only increase.
As this article points out, there are plenty of options for making a mobile version of your website.
WordPress makes it easy
If you use WordPress for your firm’s website or blog, it is easy to optimize your site for mobile viewing. By easy, I mean that you only need to install a plugin—which almost anyone can do.
The plugin is free and there are tons of customization options. If you really want to get crazy, you can upgrade to WPtouchPro, which still only costs $39. Not bad.
Mobify your website
Mobify also has free and paid versions. I have not used it, but both it looks easy to use and the sample websites look pretty spiffy. The paid versions get very pricey—starting at $249 a month—but it looks like you get a lot of bang for your buck.
The paid version is probably not necessary unless your firm’s blog or website generates tons of traffic on a monthly basis or just has cash to throw around. That said, the websites look really spiffy.
MoFuse is a cheaper option
MoFuse also has free and paid plans (spotting a trend yet?). Unlike Mobify, the paid plans are much affordable, ranging from $7.95 to $89.95/month.
For most solo and small firms, MoFuse looks like a solid option. The sample sites look very clean, well organized, and the prices do not appear to be prohibitive. You can also try the service for 14 days to give it a test run.
The internets move fast. If you are just getting started on creating a firm website or blog, be sure to consider a mobile version.
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