Jan 15

New Year, New Website Design

New Website Design!

Getting a new website can be a daunting task.  We know, we just redid our own website design and corporate identity.  However, as much work as the process involves, it really gives you a great opportunity to reassess what is and what is not working.

We’ve been doing website design and development in the Tampa Bay, Florida area for the past 7 years.  When we first started, things like content management systems, css best practices, and search engine optimization were fairly new concepts.  We found a system called DotNetNuke, which at the time offered our clients some real advantages that you couldn’t find with many other platforms.  We liked it, maybe a little too much in retrospect, and put all our eggs in one basket, so to speak.

Now, years later, DotNetNuke has been eclipsed by other content management systems in… well, basically all categories.  It is consistently slower, harder to use, and less search engine friendly than other systems, like Joomla, Drupal, and, our new personal favorite, WordPress.

After finally getting unstuck from the DotNetNuke website design rut that we’ve been in for far too long, we’ve come to embrace and excel in WordPress website development.  Our new website is in WordPress and we are now almost exclusively offering websites to clients here in the Tampa Bay Area in WordPress.

Why WordPress Website Design?

Simple, it’s faster, easiest for our clients to use, the most affordable to implement, and the best for search engines.

For example, we just redid a client’s website in WordPress and it now gets solid A scores from GTMetrix, a website that shows you how fast and efficiently your site loads, a crucial factor for search engine ranking (click here to see the report).   Not only that but it now takes them less than 5 minutes to log in and create a new page or blog post.  It’s super easy, and even kinda fun.  Plus there’s a great SEO plugin we use that walks them through optimizing new pages and posts for the search engines.  All in all, it’s a win.

So if you’re considering a new website design, please keep two things in mind.  First, it is a great opportunity to make sure you are doing things the right way, which will only help you in the long run.  Second, go with WordPress, you won’t be disappointed.  Contact us today if you’d like to discuss redoing your website design.