Now, for clarity, you can still run normal pop-ups on your website. Just not on the mobile version of your site. You do have a mobile version, right? At least a good responsive framework? If not, you need to optimize for mobile before you ever worry about pop-ups. But if your site is responsive and you are serving the same pop-ups for desktop and mobile, you are losing out.
Well, the short answer is, you have to make sure that your pop-up tool is compatible with creating mobile friendly pop-ups. What does this mean?
- You need the ability to display different pop-ups on desktop and mobile – ideally, your pop-up tool should be able to do this out of the box, or you need to understand enough about code to make it happen.
- Your pop-up tool must have the ability to do non-standard pop-ups. Banner style pop-ups are the easiest (the one that came up on this page when you got here is a great example.
Luckily, Pop-Up Maker, our favorite plugin for pop-ups, is not only compatible but has released their own free template for a super mobile friendly pop-up. Not only do they have both of these features, they’ve actually released a template you can use to import a banner style pop-up that looks great on all devices and get it set up in no time.
But, what if you are using a pop-up plugin that doesn’t have a mobile switch? Well, the reality is, it is probably time to change what you are using. We love to keep on top of what you guys are doing, so… let us know. Use the comments below to share examples of how you are doing great mobile responsive pop-ups, or feel free to post questions about your specific setup – we love to help!
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