More often than not, website development begins with a web designer. Most people begin with a vision and some absolutes for their website. The resulting development focuses more on the look and performance of the site. Content becomes a secondary concern in many cases. However, I propose that website content is every bit as important as the visual design, and in fact, you should begin the design process there.
Asking yourself “Do I need to update my website?” is a little like owning an old used car. At what point is that old thing costing you more than it’s worth? Here is a list of things to consider to help you decide when to do a website redesign.
When your website is down, it’s always a surprise. What’s worse, downtime can be expensive in terms of lost productivity, lost revenue, cost to recover, and cost of reputation. Some companies measure the time lost per second when a site goes down because they have so much traffic. However, there are a few things you can do to get past the panic and into solutions to get your site back online.
If you have visited a mobile website on your smartphone, you already know a mobile-friendly website when you see one. In fact, mobile-friendly websites are better for businesses. Mobile website designs are easier to use, read, and share than non-mobile website templates. When the pictures load funky or if the text is too small to read, a website is not mobile-friendly and it hurts business.
As far as websites are concerned, the number one most trusted source for advice is an invisible robot, which is responsible for the results you get on a search page. It’s this indexed information that helps, in part, to determine your position on a search results page.
Making a website better isn’t some hard-to-define enigma of marketing. You can apply these 6 improvements to your website and measure the results of your work.
Our web design team took a road trip to a gathering of WordPress experts, advocates, fans, and professionals called WordCamp St. Louis. On any given week, we at Lieberman Technologies run the gamut from a kid with a new toy that he hasn’t figured out yet to diabolical web design genius, so WordCamp was a good thing for us.
Of the millions of web pages in existence today, only a portion of them embody the philosophy of “less is more.” In the days of slow internet connections and much less powerful machines, it was absolutely necessary to keep graphics to a minimum. As Internet speeds increased and as machines and browsers became more powerful, web design leaped into a sphere of rich content with splashy graphics and media.