Responsive Design: Bringing Your Website Up-to-Date
As technology advances, you want to ensure that your website is up-to-date and equipped with responsive design. Regardless of what programs you have used to developed your site, it can always use a tune up. In fact, if your site hasn’t been updated in the past couple of years, it’s ready for an upgrade now.
Responsive Website Development (RWD) is a modern technical advancement. It helps construct sites that will enhance the viewing experience. Instead of creating a separate site, RWD automatically makes adjustments to the current page based on the particular device being used.
REASONS WHY UPGRADING WEBSITES IS NECESSARY
Currently, over ¼ of all internet traffic comes from mobile devices. Predictions suggest that mobile traffic will rise significantly by 2014. Websites should be functional and easy to navigate on smart phones and tablets. This increases mobile traffic and has a positive impact on businesses. Mobile web surfers are more like to…
Go on Retailer Website by 30%
Call the Company by 39%
Go to the Store by 57%
Purchase a Product by 51%
EVALUATING YOUR WEBSITE
Here are ways to discover what improvements your website needs. If your site falls short of any of the assessments below, there’s a need for an upgrade.
Does Your Site Have RWD for Mobile Devices?
Pull up your website on a desktop. Left click your cursor on the side and glide your mouse. Your site should automatically adjust as the width of the browser changes. Also, when viewing your website on a mobile device, you should be able to tap a telephone number on the screen, and make a call directly from that page. If your site doesn’t do these things, it’s time to upgrade to a responsive design.
Are You Still Using Flash?
Some of your material may not be seen. Many devices, including popular Apple products, don’t support Flash. You can see if you have Flash by right clicking on an image or slideshow.
Are You Using an Open Source CMS?
A content management system (CMS) software makes it simple for you to edit page content after logging into your site. An open source CMS is free and offers many features; all this without a web developer.
Does Your Site Have Search Engine Optimization?
Title descriptions in the top browsers should be different for each page. Also, you should see details of images when putting your cursor over them. These indicate that your website is appropriately enhanced for search engines.
Is Your Site Social Media Friendly?
Adding apps allow guests to share content on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. This helps to market websites.
UPDATING YOUR WEBSITE
Remember that you’re competing against newer websites with trendy functions. If you want to stay on top in a competitive market, bringing your site up-to-date is important. Start by consulting with a trusted web development team. Here are some key things to inquire about.
Open Source CMS
WordPress is one of the most highly respected open source CMS used for businesses and is easy to use. Other CMS software includes Joomla and Drupal.
Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Integration
WordPress and other content management systems assist search engines and make sharing content on social media simpler.
With Countless Clients, Let’s See What Some Have To Say?
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Jeff Hewitt, Gold Key Roofing
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Shawn S., Batteries, Inc. Orlando
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