If it has been 3-4 years since your site was created, it is likely time for an update. Please take a look at what is included in our refresh plan below and consider a modern, mobile-friendly website as one of your goals this year.
SUNDOG WEBSITE REFRESH PLAN
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not just a facelift of your current site, but a brand, spanking new website from the ground up. Of course, we bring over all your important content, photos, sitemap and so forth, but it will be imported into a new modern and mobile-friendly WordPress website.
• MOBILE FRIENDLY
The internet doesn’t just sit on your desk anymore; it’s probably in your pocket, on your coffee table, and in your lap. Like a cup of coffee, the sizes range from Venti/Grande to extra, extra small. A website that looks perfect on the desktop might be hard to read on a small screen. In fact, it might be unusable, sending roughly half of all internet users away from your site. We make sure that your website will automatically re-size and function properly within the majority of modern smaller screens and devices, making your site truly mobile! Learn More https://www.sundogmedia.com/services/mobile-friendly/
• FRESH DESIGN
If your site is still an older HTML site that is not running on WordPress then for sure it is time for a refresh. We love WordPress and believe it is truly the number one content maintenance system on the planet. Learn More – https://www.sundogmedia.com/services/wordpress-genesis/
• SSL ENCRYPTION
The use of HTTPS is becoming more important as it protects the integrity and confidentiality of your users’ data. Google has even published that they will now give a ranking boost to secure HTTPS sites, and we could all use that! Your refreshed site will be securely encrypted and have that locking key icon showing next to your website address in the browser URL bar.
• HTML 5 & CSS3
HTML5 is the current web standard, providing state-of-the-art technologies, including native handling of video and audio. HTML5 works closely with CSS3, the latest standard for stylesheets which handle your site’s design and layout. HTML5 also helps with user accessibility, improves browser compatibility and will enhance your site’s ability to deliver audio and video. Learn More – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cml_1JZqfNY
• WEB ACCESSIBILITY
Upgrading your site to the latest code standards will allow us to make your website free of the majority of accessibility errors. We use the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool to find and fix any errors your site may have: http://wave.webaim.org/ Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use your website, using their own hardware or software specific to their challenges.
• GOOGLE ANALYTICS
Our team will review and ensure your Google Analytics is properly setup and monthly custom reports are coming your way if you desire them.
• SOME MORE DETAILS
– Ensure your site is using the latest version of WordPress, Plugins & Genesis Theme Framework.
– Fix any broken links you might have.
– Spell check your website.
– Optimize site for a quick load time.
– Review Plugins and make sure best ones are being used.
• UPDATE CONTENT
Now is the time to change out any outdated text content and freshen up your photos. If you need a little help with your language just let us know.
• BROWSER TESTING
Your refreshed site will be tested within the most popular modern browsers and operating systems to ensure that it is operational for the majority of Internet users.
• QUALITY CONTROL CHECKLIST
Every site we tackle is run through an extensive quality control checklist that has been developed and improved upon since 1996. From creating the cool little favicon (a small icon that is used by some browsers to identify a bookmarked Website) to more important decisions and steps–like properly incorporating headings for better search engine optimization–it is crucial to follow the best industry practices/processes that ensure a quality product. After we’re all finished and your refreshed site is about to be launched, the entire Sundog Media team takes it for a final test drive in a variety of browsers to catch anything that might have been missed.
So how about it, is a brand new mobile-friendly website part of your 2019 goals? If so, please contact us and we will review your site and get a proposal your way.