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FindLaw.com Mobile Responsive Design Taps Into Growing Demand

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By Brett Snider, Esq. on October 30, 2013 5:20 PM

FindLaw.com's mobile responsive design is designed to provide an optimal viewing experience on the desktop and where our users increasingly live and work -- on their mobile devices. In fact, more than 1 in 5 FindLaw users are reaching our content from their mobile devices.

We announced earlier in October that law firms should embrace the mobile frontier. Similarly, we've worked on our mobile strategy and implementation for about two years now.

While the FindLaw.com mobile experience is always being improved upon, here are some things FindLaw users can look forward to on their smartphones and tablets:

Action-Oriented Content

We noticed that when FindLaw.com website visitors wanted to consult with an attorney or contact a law firm, more than 75 percent of them pick up their phones. With users already reaching for their phones, FindLaw's mobile experience connects action-oriented mobile users to the functions they want most.

FindLaw is developing brand new buttons -- yes, we love buttons -- that will allow mobile users to "Call," "Email," or "Text" when they encounter contact information embedded in our content.

Soon, users won't have to "copy and paste" phone numbers or email addresses, as FindLaw plans to provide a shortcut straight to your mobile device's email or phone function.

Responsive Design

FindLaw's engineers are hard at work creating a site that responds to each user's specific device and Internet connection. We're carefully arranging content and file sizes so that mobile users see what they're looking for, as quickly as possible.

Yes, the era of sites designed for only mobile browsers is ending; they're quickly being replaced with sites that react to the user's specific device.

Jose Camporro Jenaro, an engineer with FindLaw's user interface team, explains that this sort of dynamic, user-reactive design is key to FindLaw's mobile strategy. He also noted that FindLaw's users are primarily iPhone/iPad owners, and Jose is no different -- he personally wields an iPhone 5.

Best Mobile Experience Possible

FindLaw also knows the pressures that companies face when meeting the increasing demands of mobile consumers. FindLaw's mobile presence isn't some half-baked attempt meant to placate users until they reach their desktops, it's something entirely new.

With our consumer content almost 100 percent responsive (and legal professional content not far behind), mobile visitors can look for a brand-new version of the FindLaw homepage to slide across their mobile screens near the end of 2013.

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