Smartphones have dramatically changed the way people use technology at home and on the go. Before the original iPhone came out in 2007, for example, who would have imagined widespread mobile browsing?
But the fact is that mobile browsing is so widespread it overtook computer browsing last year as the main way people browse the Internet. And that's why on April 21, Google will start rolling out a huge change to its search results.
If you've used a smartphone for browsing, you know that not every site is what we call "mobile friendly." By default, sites made for large computer screens just don't work well on smaller smartphone screens.
On a non-mobile site, you find yourself scrolling and panning trying to find the information you want, and it's easy to tap the wrong link or button. That's why major sites, including mine, have rolled out mobile-friendly versions. However, not every site has gone mobile friendly, and that's where Google comes in.