|Summary: How to generate a QR-code for your website and reasons why you should (or should not) have a QR-code on your website.|
Although it is possible to scan a QR-code with a computer’s webcam, most people simply don’t. Ninety-nine percent of QR-codes are scanned by mobile devices with the purpose of transferring information from the QR-code to the mobile device.
Do you have information on your website would be useful when transferred to a viewer’s mobile device or smartphone? Some people consider the QR-code an alternative to printing — somewhat like a “website to go.” Using a QR-code to transfer information is faster than looking up the information a second time on the smartphone’s browser and it’s faster than emailing the link to a smartphone or mobile device.
Maps via QR-code: If your website is for a store, restaurant or some is somehow related to a physical location, using a QR code is a great way to send a map or turn-by-turn navigation to someone’s smartphone. QR-code style to choose: Website.
“How-to” Text or Video via QR-code: If you have a “how to” website that requires that the steps be followed away from the computer, using a QR code is a great way to transfer instructions or instructional video to a smartphone or mobile device. QR-code style to choose: Website.
Contact Info via QR-code: You can use a QR-code to allow prospects to add your contact information to their mobile device directly from a QR-code on your website (or business card). QR-code style to choose: vCard or meCard. No Internet Connection is required.
Text via QR-code: A QR-code can contain up to about 4,000 text characters although many QR code generation programs are limited to 1,000 characters or less. A typical typed page contains about 2,500 characters. A QR-code containing a lot of text will certainly be very visually complex, but the complete text is sent to the mobile device instantly, and no internet connection is required to view it.
A QR-code on a website is simply an image file that uploaded to your web page server and displayed using the markup language of the web page. Like any other image file, a QR-code image commonly has a file extension of JPG, PNG, or GIF. A QR-code image file is always relatively small and there is no advantage to using one image format rather than another.
Below is HTML markup language to include a QR-code image on a typical website. Below is example HTML markup language to display an image of a QR-code:
<img src="http://www.yourwebsite.com/your-qrcode-image.jpg" alt="QR Code 123" width="200" /></a>
Use the Free QR-code generator below to create free QR-codes for your website.