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View your Personal THUMB ZONE area

Implementing a Mobile Navigation Menu with a Thumb Friendly Mobile Experience is the MOST CRITICAL AND DIFFICULT area to master.

Josh Clarke's research on How We Hold Our Gadgets shows that the Smartphone screen THUMB ZONE area changes depending on:

✅ The size of your hand.

✅ The size of your Smartphone screen.

✅ Which hand is being used to hold the device using just ONE HAND.

This is why website designers and developers must first identify the OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE AREA on large screen Smartphones and, implement a Mobile Navigation Menu that exploits a Thumb Friendly Mobile Experience!

Follow these instructions to DRAW your Personal THUMB ZONE area on your Smartphone screen

Recommend that you view the instructions on a device other than your Smartphone.

✅ Click here to open the www.awwapp.com website on your Smartphone.
✅ Click on the Start drawing Green Button.
✅ Click on ✎ Pencil Button located on the top left side of the screen.
✅ The Drawing Menu will appear on the left side of the screen. Click on the ✏ Pencil symbol that appears halfway down the screen.
✅ Use your RIGHT HAND to COMFORTABLY HOLD your Smartphone with ONE HAND.
✅ Using just your RIGHT THUMB, draw and ARC from the top right hand side of the screen down to bottom section of the screen.
✅ This is your personal Smartphone THUMB ZONE area for you Right Hand.
✅ Now use your LEFT HAND to COMFORTABLY HOLD your Smartphone with ONE HAND.
✅ Using just your LEFT THUMB, draw and ARC from the Bottom of the screen up to the TOP LEFT area of the screen.
✅ The drawing that you are seeing on the screen is your LEFT HAND and RIGHT HAND Personal THUMB ZONE areas.

👍 The overlaping area in the middle section of your screen is your Ambidextrous OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE on your Smartphone! This is your OPTIMALTHUMB ZONE Area on your Smartphone screen 👍 This is why the Ambidextrous Navigation Menu of this website is positioned at the Bottom of the Screen for OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE access and uses the same User Experience (UX) across different screen size devices!
The Navigation Menu of this website delivers the same User Experience (UX) across different screen size devices! 👍 Now try holding your Smartphone USING JUST ONE HAND, then CLICK the MENU Navigation Bar at the bottom of the screen. Your THUMB will be able to reach and touch all Menu Categories and web page links!

👎 It should be obvious that any Mobile Navigation Menu that is positioned on the TOP of the Smartphone screen, does not provide the best Mobile User Experience (UX) for owners of LARGE SCREEN Smartphones!

Website designers and developers CANNOT CONTROL the size of your hand, your Smartphone screen size and, how you hold your Smartphone

👍 Website designers and developers CAN ONLY design and implement a Mobile Navigation Menu with a THUMB ZONE Friendly Mobile User Experience (UX)!

How to design for a Mobile User Experience (UX)

A Mobile User Experience (UX) is more than just a THUMB ZONE friendly Mobile Navigation Menu. To design for a Mobile User Experience (UX) you have to:

✅ Design a web page layout that can scale from a small Smartphone screen to the largest screen Smart TV without CSS3 Media Queries.

✅ Exploit Mobile Features such Add to Home Screen, Back to Top, Click-to-Call, Digital Business Cards and, linking your business address to Google's Voice Activated Driving Directions.

✅ Optimize the web server and web pages for SPEED!

Feel free to explore my Mobile First Tutorial so that you can understand the detail analysis that is needed to implement this type of website design strategy. THE RESULTS ARE AMAZING!

Why is Speed Important for a Mobile User Experience (UX)

Google has announced a major change to it's Mobile Ranking Algorithm!

Google will use MOBILE PAGE SPEED as a ranking factor in their mobile search results!

If your web server and web pages have not been optimized, your page speed will be impacted. Your Google Mobile Ranking could very well be affected!

👍 GTMetrix can generate a Performance Report of your web page and web server and provide suggestions on how to improve the speed.

Call to Action and Social Media

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I tweet regularly about news articles that I come across related to these topics:

✅ How businesses can benefit from Mobile Technology.

✅ Mobile internet growth.

✅ Mobile web design trends.

✅ Search Engine trends, usage and statistics.

✅ Smartphone trends, usage and statistics.
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