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Even in 2023, not all platforms support using your mobile device to create and manage your website. It is not a universally supported feature. In many cases, you are restricted to having to use a laptop or personal computer (PC). Today, mobile devices are more prevalent. This means that a segment of entrepreneurs, bloggers and business owners are not able to create a website on-the-go. Particularly in smaller businesses or for independent consultants, much of the basic business operation is carried out by the owner. Hence the term: owner-operator. Owner-operators are busy people, often on-the-road prospecting business opportunities in-person or conducting sales. In this situation, there is no easy way to access a personal computer and a laptop may not always be convenient. You need a solution that will work on a range of tablets and mobile devices.
Another example of the above is the 'digital nomad' or someone living out their fire lifestyle abroad. It doesn’t make economic sense for them to carry around a PC or laptop everywhere, particularly if you’re exploring remote areas or have to carry much of your belongings with you. OK, this won’t represent everyone, but with the ubiquitous nature of computers and the changing way that we’re working (remote working and remote life), we need a solution that will adapt rather than stay still.
Consider further, the inconvenience of having to use either a phone camera, or even a digital camera, then having to go back to your personal computer, bend over to plug that old USB cable into the back of the machine. Wiping off dust, questioning your cleaning habits, and then going through the tedious task of transferring the photos to your desktop storage. Depending on who is building the website, is this task something they will struggle with? Do they have the general computer competency to carry this out?
This quickly becomes inconvenient. Using the mobile device we have on-hand is a far more natural choice for building a website than involving more technology, machines and devices. Thus far we have only mentioned images. When considering video (video backgrounds are supported in Dazzly), the issues with this approach become even more clear. The repetitive nature of this process, as well as getting the photos right, should already be making you think-twice and err-away from using a non-mobile website builder.
In short, you need to choose a website builder that supports all mobile devices. If you’re a busy business owner, ambitious entrepreneur or timely vlogger – you'll be able to keep your website up-to-date. With a mobile website builder you can snap off a photo or short video and directly place it within your website within a minute or so. Dazzly makes websites easy.
Mobile website builder - Full website build examples
We've put together some examples of building a complete website from scratch - all from a mobile device. As these examples are for service-based businesses, we've chosen Service Warrior 2 as the template. Service warrior 2 is a multi-page, responsive website featuring custom pages, articles, gallery, testimonials and more.
Compare this process to using a traditional website development firm.
By using a piece of software that allows you to create and launch a website you’re getting the entire job done at once. You won’t have to write any emails, attend meetings or have to handle any hassles or delays. Everything can be completed at your finger-tips, in your own home or office.
- Image of your business logo (this can be any standard image file type)
- Consider your customer further
- Who are they?
- What wording would they appreciate you using?
- Technical jargon or words they use in their common vocabulary?
- What things are most important to your customer?
- Friendly local service
- 24/7 service
- Do you have photos of your service or products?
- Product shown nicely with good scenery/environment/lighting
- Target customer smiling/using the product/happy
- Show your staff/team at work performing the service
- Show any visual outcome of the service
- Show the satisfied client if possible
- Your phone number, email address and other contact information
- Domain name
Note that some mobile and tablet devices using GPS location services can tag your images. Modern search engines may use this to help determine information based on proximity for your business. This is just another reason why using a website builder that works on modern smartphones is technically advantageous.
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Why are mobile website builders critical for developing nations?
Developing nations often have only limited access to infrastructure. This makes mobile networks more prevalent and mobile devices are generally cheaper than laptops or PCs.
Dazzly is perfect for developing nations because it requires very little technical knowledge. You can create a high-end website in a very short amount of time from your tablet or mobile phone.
Additionally, the option of using a local professional will be a much more burdensome expense for any new entrepreneur.
Why are mobile website builders popular with digital nomads and work-from-home companies?
The traditional way of working almost always consisted of commuting into the office, attending meetings and interacting with colleagues. This hasn’t always been the case but it is almost observed. However, some entrepreneurs and adventurers decided to try living in a lower-cost country, or across many countries, whilst still performing their work duties. This was in-order to better balance their work and personal life. This is understandable, as economic and political conditions have resulted in increased living costs for the younger generations. There seems to be no signs of this trend changing.
Although the pandemic may prohibit traveling at the time of writing, there are many who were taking the 'work-from-home' approach further. They were 'working-from-anywhere'. This allowed them to significantly lower their personal cost of living. All while still continuing to earn the same level of income from remote locations using their laptops.
There is no doubt that this will require adequate accommodation, yet many are finding this to be a viable way in achieving a good work/life balance.
As these entrepreneurs grow their businesses, they will need access to a flexible and remotely-available solution. They need to update their websites while on-the-go – and Dazzly helps you achieve just that.
No matter where you are in the world, you can login securely to your website editor page and update your website. It's as simple as taking a photo or sending an email – all from your mobile device!
How do mobile website builders make maintaining websites easy?
In all organisations, there is a cost that must be incurred when updating your website. The two components of this cost are indirect economic costs and direct financial costs. One thing to keep an eye on is the frequency that you update your website. Also consider the importance of this marketing channel to your business objectives and bottom-line. The cost may or may not be ballooning out with your existing website IT team and infrastructure.
The economic indirect costs come from the time taken to capture, format and produce the content. From the collection of raw images and text, through to transferring the photo or video from your mobile phone. This all consumes time for both you and your staff.
At this point, like many companies, you will need to get marketing to have a glance at the content. Or perhaps you’re a one-man band, then you simply put on another hat and look at it from that perspective. Then finally, the time to make the update to the website itself.
Most people will use their local web designer or a small agency to build their website, they may not even end up knowing who hosts the website. So, you will fire up your email app and write an email to the person who you usually contact to update the website. This takes time to write, it may be misunderstood and you may be charged a direct financial cost.
Instead of going through the hassle and waiting for your web designer to do the update, you can instead use a mobile website builder. With Dazzly you can do it all yourself – all from your mobile phone.
In the above scenario, you simply login to the Dazzly app on their phone and tap the item they wished to alter. For example ‘Articles’ lets you write about any latest updates or news. You could snap off a photo and update it directly into the website via the app. Then you simply write in your preferred text and click ‘Publish’. Bang! The news is now available for the world and the people in your industry – posted as quickly as possible with a web software innovation.
The above situation clearly demonstrates that you will save a lot of time and direct cost by choosing to use a mobile-friendly solution when creating your website.
Why don’t all website builders allow me to update my website from my phone?
Being able to securely update your website from your mobile devices requires many technical advancements that are not widely available in other website builders. At Dazzly, we’ve always strive to provide our customers with the best website technologies available. This doesn’t just apply to the website that you publish for your business, but also in the app experience when updating your website. In short, technical capabilities in computer science have always been our core competency. We’ve translated that into a simple and straight-forward interface that works from your mobile, tablet or laptop. We’re not sure why our competition can’t do the same, all we can say is that we put the customer first. We are also interested in releasing features that you all find useful and that make you enjoy using our platform.
Can you show us just how easy it is to make a website from your phone?
Sure. Here is a video showing just how easily you can put together a single-page website using your mobile device.
Does Dazzly work on Android mobile devices?
Yes, Dazzly works on Android devices either through any major browser or via the Progressive Web App. If you run into any issues when using our software then don’t hesitate to flick a message to our support team who can get back to you and help – firstname.lastname@example.org
Does Dazzly work on Apple/iPhone mobile devices?
Yes, Dazzly works on Apple devices, primary through any browser installed on the iPhone device. If you are experiencing any issues using Dazzly on your iPhone please get in touch with our support team with a description of your issue and we can assist – email@example.com
Why would I want to use a mobile device instead of a computer to build a website?
One compelling reason is that a modern mobile device will have a camera for photos and videos. Photo and video editing software apps are either natively supported or easily made available via the Google Play Store or iOS Store. With all of this in-mind and knowing that you’ll need to manage the website going forward, it makes a lot of sense to do it all from one single device, that you always have on-hand.
Do I have to use an Android or iPhone to use Dazzly?
No, Dazzly also supports other major mobile devices and operating systems. In-fact, we support almost all modern devices and browser resolutions. If Dazzly isn’t working on your device, then be sure to reach out to our team.
Can I use my desktop computer or laptop to setup a website with Dazzly?
Yes, Dazzly isn’t restricted to just apps/mobile devices. You can use a standard desktop PC or a laptop to create your website as well. You can even use all three types of devices at once. Your progress is saved to your account which in turn can be accessed anywhere.
In-order to build a mobile website – do I need to learn scripting or coding?
Dazzly is a no-script, no-code solution. To build a mobile-responsive website you simply use our form-based interface. Put in some simple information about your business, including a few relevant photos (or you can use our stock library) and you can publish a preview website within minutes.
Why does Dazzly appeal to web designers too?
Although originally made for the less digitally inclined business owner, there have been a growing group of designers that are finding Dazzly to be a convenient solution. They can use Dazzly to maintain their personal websites as well as the websites of their clients. The main benefit being that you don’t need to have physical proximity to your computer, you can do a video-conference call with your client and then implement any discussed website changes, all from one single device! Once you’ve gone Dazzly, you won’t go back – it's so much less hassle and fuss.
Why do websites made with Dazzly perform well internationally?
There are several key reasons why websites made with Dazzly perform well in multiple markets. The first is that the technologies used in the creation and hosting of the website are all cutting-edge. These options are usually not available at a cost-effective price. The second factor is that we have automated several processes that previously were not practical to put in place for the average website. Now, every Dazzly website contains optimisations such as image compression that contribute to making your website load fast on the mobile devices of potential customers worldwide. Third, our website templates have just the right amount of functionality and flexibility to allow you to create a truly unique presence for your business. These website have a strong, time-tested structure that is pre-configured for success.
Can my entire small business website be created and managed from my phone?
Yes, without needing to involve any third-party web designers, you can create, launch and maintain a website without needing a personal computer (PC) or laptop. With our mobile-capable website builder we have taken an otherwise difficult process and made it much simpler and more accessible for businesses all over the world. The most common computer in this world is a mobile device, so it makes sense that you should be able to build a website on one.
What are the 3 main advantages of building a website from your mobile device?
There are three main advantages to building and maintaining your website from your mobile device.
The first is that when you take a photo from your mobile device and load it into Dazzly, our smart software is able to process the image. The image is automatically optimised, resized and hosted globally. This ensures that search engines and visitors and can load your website fast.
The second is by using a mobile device, you have the flexibility to immediately review website changes you’ve made. You are also using the most commonly owned device type - a mobile device! By using a similar size screen with similar power and graphics capabilities, you get a much more accurate representation of the experience that your typical end-user will have.
Finally, although there are further advantages, the third most important factor is timeliness. By timeliness, we mean, if you want to post some extremely relevant, interesting content 'direct from the horses mouth' - it makes sense to use your mobile. Consider you’re at a local market and you post a picture of your stall show-casing your products. In weeks to come, people searching for your local market will likely come across your website, as it will stand out amongst the local competition. Note that this isn’t just a ‘technical’ advantage, but it can also be used as per the above example for great brand awareness. As a further example, consider a service company that constructs concrete driveways for residential houses. You can capture a video showing the concrete being poured, smoothed out, setting and then ultimately the finished driveway. You could also use a series of photos. If you can place this information in an Article on your Service Warrior 2 website then you’ll be well placed for search engines to rank your content.
In conclusion, without needing a broadband connection or expensive personal computer, you can create an attractive, mobile-friendly website from your tablet or mobile-device. You can promote your business using videos, photos and work stories - all from your device. You do not have to spend any additional fees either (above the standard Dazzly service charges to launch your website).