Responsive Web Design and Maintenance
Improve Your Website Performance
Responsive Web Design
Are you considering building a website for your business or organization? There are many things to consider when starting a new web design. Finding the right domain name, finding the right hosting platform, setting up email and linking this all together. Are you going to use plain HTML or do you want to use a Content Management System like WordPress? Other things to consider are whether you need the site to be accessible on phones and tablets as well as desktop computers using responsive web design (the answer is yes because mobile users surpassed desktop users in 2014). Building a responsive website is vital to reaching the maximum number of viewers.
I have been doing website design and maintenance for over 15 years and have dealt with most of these issues. Currently, my preferred platform for websites is WordPress. Some of the benefits are:
- No knowledge of HTML needed (but it doesn’t hurt and can be fun to learn)
- Highly customizable
- Easy to use
- Search engines love WordPress sites
- Extend the abilities of your site with plugins
- Sell products or services right from your site without complicated programming
Website Maintenance and Updating
Do you currently have a website that is out of date or needs to be moved to a faster hosting service? Maybe you have newer products or services and need those added to your site? Maybe you want to change the look of your site to look more modern and mobile friendly (responsive design)? Has your site been hacked and needs to be recovered?
Improve Your Page Load Speed
Having your site load fast can have a significant impact on your search engine rankings. Page load speed is one of the factors that Google uses to rank web pages. If your site is on a server that is overloaded with other domains, your site will be slower. If your site takes too long to load, users are likely to click away and possibly to a competitor.
Keeping your site updated with all your services and products is vital. Web search is the primary method most users use to find products and services. If your site doesn’t have your products and services listed properly, you don’t stand a chance of being found by the majority of customers.
The term “responsive design” is used to describe sites that will display properly on different screen sizes without having to scroll around on the screen. Google rewards sites that are responsive to all devices. Mobile is now the dominate device for searching the web.
Improve Your Site Security
Hacked sites are a real issue for some owners. By not following best practices for site security, your site is vulnerable to being hacked. Many hacked sites can be recovered in a relatively short time. Get a security check today!