Why doesn't Homestead make it EASY to build mobile-friendly sites?

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The Google Friendly Mobile Update, which some are calling “Mobilegeddon”, launches today.  Unfortunately, Homestead websites are not mobile-friendly, which means Google no longer considers them to be relevant. That's devastating if your business depends on it.

Why doesn't Homestead make it EASY to build mobile-friendly sites?  I want to maintain control over the layout (WYSIWYG mobile web builder) and don't want it to have advertisements!
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Hello,

We partner with DudaMobile for our mobile websites. They do have a WYSIWYG web builder that will sync your mobile site with your desktop site. Some modifications may be necessary, but that depends on the mobile site. 
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Thanks, William.

How does your partnership with DudaMobile benefit Homestead customers?  Do Homestead customers get something for free (or at a discount) that is not offered to non-Homestead customers?  I am paying a lot for my Homestead website (which Google no longer considers to be relevant), and prefer to not pay more for a mobile-friendly site.
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DudaMobile does have a free solution, and Homestead customers will be able to use m.domain.com where normal DudaMobile customers have to pay. 
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Very good, William - thanks again for the quick response.
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George, unfortunately Dudamobile is an absolutely horrible service.
Most people who have tried it (that post on the forums anyways) complain about it and cancel their service with them.
If you really need a 'reactive' website builder, you'd unfortunately be better served going someplace else, like wix or one of the other more 'current' hosting companies. I love homestead and have been using them for years, but for a mobile friendly site, unless you have an EXTREMELY basic site here at homestead based 100% on their templates without any bells and whistles, duda is horrible for converting a site. *shrugs*
That's the general consensus. I tried it and it was god awful for our site.
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Thank you for the advice.  I tried to convert my site with duda a while ago when Homestead began promoting it, and the results were terrible. I'll take a look at some of the other site builder options.
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well, the chickens are coming home now. You reap what you sow. Take shortcuts, neglect to invest in your customers, never sacrifice the bottom line, e.g. money, even if the people who pay you suffer.

This is a 3rd world mindset and I am not prejudicial in saying the culture of Enterprise, the owners of Homestead are exactly that. Who can blame them when they see the world from the perspective of India? For all the advances India has made, you can see influence of those raised there in penny pinching.

They probably could benefit from the thinking about the old English adage "penny wise but pound foolish" 

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