|By Pat Romanski||
|September 24, 2013 12:30 PM EDT||
DreamHost® on Tuesday announced its holistic new mobile blueprint to power its customers' websites. DreamHost's new three-pronged approach to supporting mobile websites and apps was created as a direct result of diverse customer feedback among DreamHost's 375,000 customers.
"Empowering our entrepreneurs and developers to easily create and maintain a great mobile web experience for their customers is essential given over 25% of traffic to sites hosted on DreamHost is mobile," said Simon Anderson, CEO of DreamHost. "We're all about engineering flexibility into our platform, so offering DudaMobile website optimizer alongside WordPress responsive design themes and best practices tips for custom website development presents a comprehensive set of options for mobile web success."
Website owners can design a mobile-specific website from the ground up, embrace the relatively recent precepts of responsive design, and consider native mobile applications development. DreamHost has worked hard to ensure all of the needs of mobile-savvy customers are met. The ultimate goal is to enable more website owners to provide the best possible experience to their sites' mobile visitors, thereby improving conversions and increasing engagement.
DreamHost's current extensive "one click installer" provides easy, automated access to a number of open-source, mobile-optimized, web applications. Many, like DreamPress, are bundled with themes and plugins which are already responsive, offering up an out-of-the-box mobile experience requiring little to no additional development or design work on the part of users.
DreamHost has also partnered with DudaMobile to provide true WYSIWYG mobilization tools that can easily turn any existing site into a mobile-friendly one that is optimized for the small screen.
With this announcement, DreamHost supports and recommends a variety of options:
Mobile Site Builder
Using DudaMobile's powerful platform, customers who don't have the time or skills to redesign and rebuild their existing site can quickly and easily create a site specifically designed for mobile devices. They can build a customized experience, including integrated features like tap-to-call, driving directions, and social media feeds with the one-click conversion, or create a new mobile site using templates and existing digital assets. Converted websites will automatically stay in sync with the desktop version.
Users can create websites that change layouts to adapt to the viewer's screen size. Text, images and navigation elements automatically resize to fit the screen whether it's a laptop, tablet or phone, and it's automatic using the latest in web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3. It's easy to include a responsive framework on DreamHost's Web hosting services, making the creation of a responsive Website a snap. A responsive site can even be created with DreamHost's DreamPress, WordPress one-click installs, and other open-source content management systems, many of which include responsive themes meaning no extra work or configuration is required.
Native Applications Development
DreamHost also provides infrastructure to support iOS, Android or HTML5 app development including our DreamObjects unlimited public cloud storage, VPS and Dedicated for managed servers, and DreamCompute for elastic, unmanaged cloud compute power. Mobile application developers understand that the feature set and resiliency of these services are key to ensuring a solid back-end infrastructure for their applications.
DudaMobile services through DreamHost will be provided at $9 per month, but during an initial limited launch period, DudaMobile will be offered at just $6.95 per month. That's more than 20% off of our regular month-to-month, per site price.