Mobile Optimization

Northeastern University is working towards making all websites mobile optimized. Below are a few recommendations for optimizing your website for mobile devices:


  • Either design your website as a flexible layout or create a redirect to a mobile version of the full site
    • Flexible layouts adjust according to the user’s browser size
    • If redirecting the user to a mobile site, always include a link back to your full website
  • Do not use Flash-heavy content —  Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) do not support Flash
  • Avoid using Java — many phones do not support Java; if they do, Java can increase load time
  • Make sure navigation items, buttons, and links are large enough for finger touch
  • Use alt-tags for all of your images