Have you checked the speed of your website lately? How does your site compare to other sites on the web? Does your site have any errors? How fast should my site load?
These are all good questions and everyone should be evaluating their site with these questions in mind. In Google's Site Performance for Webmaster's video, they state 2 seconds is the threshold for e-commerce website acceptability. At Google, we aim for UNDER a half second."
It doesn't matter how good it looks if it doesn't work. Sites should be simple and intuitive providing a positive experience for the user!
Ask yourself the following questions:
Responsive - todays buzzword. On April 21, 2015 Google published, "We will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices."
What does that mean for my site? It means all sites should be mobile friendly or your Google ranking will be lowered if you're not mobile friendly.
Fast, Functional & Mobile Friendly - That is what we do! Web 4U Inc helps small to medium sized businesses use their website to grow, save money, and increase profits. We combine excellent customer service from start to finish with creative design and the latest and greatest practical user-friendly technology. As a full service web design firm, we offer a variety of online services and specialize in new website design, implementing eCommerce solutions, designing mobile friendly websites, and more. At Web 4U we use the K.I.S.S. philosophy—we use a 5 step process to build your site.
We meet with you one on one to help familiarize us with your business so we have a better understanding as to the scope of your project. This allows us to turn your vision into web-based technology.
We utilize the information gathered from discovery to design a mobile friendly (responsive) page that fits your brand. We use your feedback to further enhance the page. We don't stop until you love it—plain and simple!
Once you're 100% satisfied with the over all 1st page layout and we have your content (text, images, logos, etc.), we develop all of your pages. Time frame is dependent on quantity and complexity.
We present your new mobile friendly (responsive) site and take you on a test drive—page by page. Once again we value your input, gather your feedback, and modify your new site until you are 100% satisfied—plain and simple!
Once you are 100% satisfied, we launch your site using the appropriate hosting service. Upon launching your site we cross check browser compatibility, SEO, and submit to major search engines.
Yes, we snuck in one more point... we like to under promise and over deliver. Rest assured we're still here to maintain and update your site. We know you're going to have modifications—we're here FOR YOU!
We all know what it stands for; Keep It Simple... We're big fans of the KISS philosophy. We use this philosophy when building your site and interacting with you, our customers.