How to Make Your Slides Mobile-Friendly

November 25, 2013

Mobile traffic makes up more than 15% of all Internet traffic, and is growing at 1.5X per year, according to analyst Mary Meeker. We're seeing the mobile craze on SlideShare too: 25 million visits per month to SlideShare are from a mobile device, and mobile views have increased 223% from 2012.  Better yet, the average number of slides per presentation consumed on a mobile device is 9.1, compared to 8.1 on desktop.

But there's no better way of turning a viewer off than if your presentation isn't readable on the go. SlideShares on mobile devices are responsive, meaning that they will automatically resize to fit the screen they're being viewed on, but remember that some screens can be pretty small.

Here are four tips to make sure your slides are mobile-friendly:

  • Go Big: Use font size 16 or higher.

  • Say More With Less: Highlight or limit text on slides to a few key phrases.

  • A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words: Use clear and simple images (limit to 1-2 per slide).

  • Keep it Simple: Avoid using complicated graphs with too many details.

What practices have you used to make your SlideShares shine on mobile? Tell us in the comments below.

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