Sign Up Forms Are Now Mobile Responsive (And What This Means For You)
By Justin Premick June 4, 2014
AWeber sign up forms now automatically resize themselves when a visitor comes to your site from a mobile device, making it easier for them to join your email list.
If you’re like most business owners, you’ve seen the influence of mobile devices on your website’s ability to retain and convert visitors.
- According to Microsoft, mobile Internet usage is on the verge of overtaking desktop Internet usage.
- According to a 2013 study by Pew Internet, 60% of mobile phone owners use their phones to access websites.
- 61% of of people have a better opinion of a company when it offers a good mobile experience (source: Latitude)
As a result, many websites and content management systems have moved to introduce mobile responsive designs that look great on smartphones and other mobile devices.
I’m happy to announce that we recently made a change that makes it easier for people visiting your site from mobile devices to interact with your site, and to join your email list.
Announcing Mobile Responsive Sign Up Forms
When you create sign up forms in AWeber, they’ll now automatically resize themselves to be usable for visitors who come to your site from a mobile device.
To create a sign up form, go to the Sign Up Forms page in your account.
Why This Matters! Or, When Sign Up Forms Look Bad on Mobile…
It’s pretty common for websites to publish an email sign up form on their site.
And typically that form looks just fine for all visitors coming to the site from their computers.
However, those forms often look horrible on mobile devices.
If you’ve ever been to a site that offered a mostly great-looking mobile experience, but with a sign up form that wasn’t responsive, you may have seen something like this:
Notice how disruptive that is? Not what you want visitors to see.
A much better experience for visitors is one where the form adjusts to the smaller mobile screen, like so:
See how that form is more user-friendly and likely to get filled out? (Not to mention the fact that if you don’t want to fill it out, you can actually see and press the X to close it?)
Which AWeber Sign Up Forms Are Designed To Look Good On Mobile?
Good news: all of the hundreds of sign up form templates available to you in your AWeber account are now ready to look great on mobile.
So any new form you create will automatically be mobile responsive.
If you already have an existing form, you’ll need to do one of two things to update it to a responsive one. And they’re both easy:
If you’re using a hosted web form, you’ll want to re-save the form (but you don’t need to re-publish any links to it).
Give Mobile Sign Up Forms a Try
To create a new sign up form, go to the Sign Up Forms page in your account.
If you’re not using AWeber, you can still take our sign up forms for a spin. Check out the interactive sign up form gallery.