GOVTalks Fall 2013: Mobile

Our first GOVTalks event on September 25, 2013, was a great success. We discussed the growing trend of mobile and tablet devices, and the design and content solutions for websites on the Digital Services Georgia platform.

Mobile is NOT the Future

Nikhil Deshpande
Chief Digital Officer, Digital Services Georgia

Mobile and tablet users are a very relevant part of website traffic today, and a mobile-friendly website is essential for serving the community. See how Georgia.gov’s mobile users almost doubled from 17% in 2012 to 30.5% in 2013.

What is Responsive Web Design?

Christina Lingga
User Experience Lead

Responsive design is the platform’s solution to mobile users. See trends in designing for mobile devices and why the Digital Services Georgia team decided responsive was the best solution. Remember, your agency's users should be first priority in website development, and designing with their convenience and behaviors in mind is key to effective customer service.

Getting Ready for Responsive

Peter Lee
Account Manager, Digital Services Georgia

Your agency website can be more efficient for mobile users through changes to content. Simple, straight to the point, and easy to read content is key, especially with mobile and tablet devices. Chunky data with bullet points, catchy headlines, and bold keywords will help them scan information quickly and efficiently. Using metadata for search results and minimizing the use of PDFs and tables will also help small device users find the information they need.

Resources for Understanding Responsive Design