A new version of HoldtheFrontPage specially customised for mobile phones has gone live this week.
With an increasing amount of web traffic now coming via mobiles, HTFP has built a new user-friendly browser site designed to make it easier to view our job ads and news stories on your phone.
Previously, anyone trying to view the site via a mobile would be taken to the desktop version, with the links too small to click on and text too small for most people to read.
The new site, illustrated below, boasts clear drill-down navigation on the landing pages as well as readable text size on the individual news stories and job listings.
The site can be found at m.holdthefrontpage.co.uk and m.htfp.co.uk. The jobs pages are at mjobs.holdthefrontpage.co.uk and mjobs.htfp.co.uk.
As with the desktop site, users will be able to search for jobs via category, region and sector, comment on stories, and sign up for our daily email bulletin.
Publisher Paul Linford said: “Recent figures have show that upwards of 12pc of all web traffic is now coming via mobile phones and the proportion has doubled over the past year so this is a vital development for HoldtheFrontPage.
“The mobile sites make it really easy to access the latest journalism news and jobs by phone and I am confident they will be a major asset to the business.”
HoldtheFrontPage has now been in existence for more than 12 years and attracts around 70,000 unique users each month. Despite the difficulties in the industry, the past year has seen a 39pc increase in the average number of jobs advertised each month on the site from 41 to 57.
The mobile site has been developed by Derby-based technical support and development provider Adaptive Ltd.