Category Archives: Wordpress Website Design

What is a Mobile Responsive Website

A mobile website is also referred to as a responsive website design that basically adjusts your website content and frame to what device is viewing it.  From PC, to tablet to smart phone they will be able to easily read and navigate through it without any issues because your website will adjust to their screen.

Unlike most standard websites being viewed on a mobile device is usually difficult to read and navigate around.

The way it works is that if someone goes to your website from their mobile device, it will recognize that it is a mobile device and it will automatically adjust to your mobile website.

When a responsive website design is done correctly, it will have many of the same functionality as your main website including the ability to make purchases.

Mobile websites can also be optimized for the search engines to help increase traffic for your business. If you are considering a new website or redesign your existing one, then please ask us what it will take to also create a responsive website for you.

Something to think about

When was the last time you used the yellow pages?  If you are like most of us, its been a while.  It has been found that 97% of the people search the internet to find the products and services they want, and over 70% do it from their mobile devices.

That is why having a smart, eye appealing easy to navigate responsive (mobile) website is key to the success of your online business.

WordPress Websites are great for site owners but also for Hackers

Most of the websites we have built today are WordPress. The reason for this is because of the content management system that allows the website owner to go in and make changes to their website at any given time. That is such a big plus because it is a very stable WSIWYG editor which is why so many clients love it. There are other great pluses about it including that it is an open source platform which allows for developers to create plug-ins that can enhance what the website can do.

Now that is the plus, the minus is that hackers target word press websites because they are open source and they do have weaknesses that need to be addressed otherwise the website can be hacked.

In most cases I have found that web developers do not put those extra layers of security to help prevent these break-ins. This is something that I set up for every one of my customers and then also recommend that they set up the Sucuri Security malware monitoring service to let you know if your website has been hacked and they will fix it at no additional charge. Because of this I have had several website owners that I did not build their website for have us upgrade their security to help prevent hacking.

Just relaunched Castle Pines basement

cpbThis website is for a contractor Mark Gibbons and his wife Julie’s website CastlePinesBasement.com.  Their website was about five years old and it was time to do a redesign. The new website is a word press site that is mobile friendly so it automatically adjusts for any size screen, and we added several more pages that reflects the different services they do.

It also has a full gallery of projects that they have done that includes images of basements, kitchen remodels, bathrooms, wine cellars, etc.

Castle Pines Basement has been in Castle Pines, Colorado since 1989 and do phenomenal work and because of that they get a lot of referrals besides what they get from their website.

Check it out we have a chance: http://castlepinesbasement.com/

WordPress combines simplicity for users and publishers

This is a great breakdown of the reasons that WordPress is becoming the standard for many web developers.

Simplicity

Simplicity makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. Nothing should get in the way of you getting your website up and your content out there. WordPress is built to make that happen.

Flexibility

With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. You can make your website beautiful with themes, and extend it with plugins. You can even build your very own application.

Publish with Ease

If you’ve ever created a document, you’re already a whizz at creating content with WordPress. You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of a button your content is live and on the web.

Publishing Tools

WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password.

User Content Management

Not everyone requires the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, and let others simply be part of your community.

Media Management

They say a picture says a thousand words, which is why it’s important for you to be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress. Drag and drop your media into the uploader to add it to your website. Add alt text, captions, and titles, and insert images and galleries into your content. We’ve even added a few image editing tools you can have fun with.

Extend with Plugins

WordPress comes packed full of features for every user, for every other feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms.

Built-in Comments

Your blog is your home, and comments provide a space for your friends and followers to engage with your content. WordPress’s comment tools give you everything you need to be a forum for discussion and to moderate that discussion.

Search Engine Optimized

When the head of Google’s web spam team says that WordPress is a great choice, taking care of 80-90% of the mechanics of search engine optimization for you, you know you’re on to a good thing. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of SEO plugins to take care of that for you.

Multilingual

WordPress is available in more than 70 languages. If you or the person you’re building the website for would prefer to use WordPress in a language other than English, that’s easy to do.

Easy Installation and Upgrades

WordPress has always been easy to install and upgrade. If you’re happy using an FTP program, you can create a database, upload WordPress using FTP, and run the installer. Not familiar with FTP? Plenty of web hosts offer one-click WordPress installers that let you install WordPress with, well, just one click!

Own Your Data

Hosted services come and go. If you’ve ever used a service that disappeared, you know how traumatic that can be. If you’ve ever seen adverts appear on your website, you’ve probably been pretty annoyed. Using WordPress means no one has access to your content. Own your data, all of it – your website, your content, your data.

Article by WordPress.org

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