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experience. Therefore it’s a good idea to stay away from design elements like graphics andanimation. Background images can also cause problems as they increase download time andcause unnecessary battery drain to the increased network traffic. More importantly, it canreduce readability when text is overlaid on top of them.-Cutting down images: make sure you optimize your images and other graphic elements foruse on the smaller screen. Don’t just resize larger images to be smaller widths and heights,because you’re not actually decreasing the loading time or network traffic.Minimising input where possibleEntering data into a mobile device is more challenging than it is on a desktop PC. Mobile devicekeyboards vary greatly in size and quality, and some mobile devices don't have physicalkeyboards-- they use a virtual onscreen keyboard instead.Making data entry as easy and ever freeas possible is crucialto creating a great usable mobile web experience. Whenever a user has to stopand enter information into a mobile web page, it disrupts the user experience. This is becauseentering data into a device requires the user to stop whatever else they're doing and then focus onthe task of entering that data.Having entered large amounts of data can quickly become tedious or error-prone,leading to adecline in the user's quality of experience.Websites need accurate data in order to work and avoid bigproblems. You don't want your bank tothink you meant $2,000 when you reallymeant $200, for example.In situations like this, it'simportant to help the user get the correct datainto the device every time.One good way to minimizeuser data-entry errors is to only require the minimumamount of information to get the job done--orif it's a large task, the minimumamount of data to at least make significant progress.A good rule tofollow here is that if it's not important to completing the taskthen don't require the user to enter it.Making intelligent design choices in your pages that help users complete theirtasks faster is anotherway to minimize the user's effort in having tomanually input data.One example is to displaysuggested options for the user based upon what they'relikely to choose next.Focusing on the core scenariosThinking about theuser’s behavioris important because if you put yourself in their shoes, you startlook at what features are there that the site provides and focus on making those experiences as
prominent and easy to use as possible. In addition, thinking about the mobile user’s frame of mind.For example, if you think about users that don’t have time for long hour searching or rememberinghow your mobile site works, and needs quick access to information, you would focus on how tochange features to allow this to happen. Therefore, it is important that your mobile site is simpleenough that new users can pick it up quickly and returning users can get straight to what they need.This is why it's so important to really understand the scenarios under which your site's features will

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