Hey Twin Cities Businesses!
Could your website design use a tune-up?
From the viewable screen size, to the devices we use to surf the net today, (Yes, I said surf the net… Let it go), website design has changed drastically over the years. Sites have become more visually engaging and dynamic over they years, and certainly have given way to more form and function to appease the viewing masses and their thirst for FAST information and eye-catching details. Yet, there are still so many small business owners (and non-profits) who either have no web presence at all, or are working with sites designed with the technology; code, and design features from decades ago.
Which website do you think gets a higher approval rating from website visitors?
Click through the examples below to see a “real life” sample of the working websites before and after.How about this one? Versus
- Which one of these sites looks more visually appealing to you?
- More dynamic?
- More current and professional?
More Changes That Will Effect Your Website’s Visibility to Potential Visitors or SEO Performance
To make things more interesting, Google recently announced they will no longer support ads with Flash after June 2016.
Google announced they will no longer be accepting flash-based ads after June 2016, and from 2017 onwards, any/all ads submitted to Google will need to be coded in HTML5. Flash has been widely regarded as security and performance-hindering challenge. In fact, due to these ongoing concerns, Mozilla recently disabled flash plugins on its Firefox browser by default. Therefore, any websites relying heavily on Flash open themselves to being blocked from view either in part or in whole on the browser.
You will find more statistics at Statista
Flash is just one of those outdated coding elements used in older concept sites still plaguing a number of business websites today. But, there are a large number of additional outdated coding techniques, technology, and aesthetic designs that are no longer considered to be best practice due to either something as simple as the ability to effectly demonstrate a brand’s story, to the more severe issue of security.
Do you need a tune-up?
Whether you’re looking to move away from Flash and to a mobile responsive or visually inspiring HTML5 design, or you’re just looking to refresh your site to today’s standards with more optimized content, we can help. If your website design is in need of a simple update or full-out makeover, Back2Basics has years of experience in managing website development projects from concept to completion, and can take the worry out of projects staying on task and on budget.