Church News and Events

LDS.org Is Now Mobile Friendly

  From the Church News

  • 21 February 2013

LDS.org now scales to fit whichever mobile device is being used, making it easier to navigate the site and read the content.

Using a technique called responsive web design, the layout of LDS.org was changed to provide a better user experience for individuals using a mobile device. Responsive design automatically adjusts the layout of the content to fit the screen size of smartphones or tablets, which allows for easier reading and manipulation.

Mobile traffic on LDS.org continues to increase, especially in Asia and developing countries. There are nearly 6 billion mobile service subscriptions globally, 1.5 billion of which have high-speed Internet service. Seventy-six percent of those are in developing countries.

For missionary work, the new upgrade is a powerful tool. Before mobile devices, investigators had to call a phone number on a pass-along card or open Mormon.org on their computer. A mobile-friendly website allows them to instantly look up information about the Church.

Members can benefit by studying and sharing the gospel wherever they are. They can also access addresses and phone numbers of ward members or look up calendar information about upcoming ward events. They can read the ward newsletter or see what Sunday School lesson will be taught. The upgrade is available now.