Why Upgrade Your Website? There are many reasons to upgrade your website and they range from maintaining your client’s data security to keeping up with web design technology.
There are many actions you can take to prolong the usefulness of your website and protect it for your clients as well. But the main reasons to upgrade fall into these two categories; Security and Technology.
A website displays its content based on the code develop in the background that allows you to see what you see. But some web pages offer features that require embedded links to, local or remote files, that control specialized functions such as; Fonts, animated text, popups, tabbed pages, site navigation, file uploading and many more.
Security - Many websites offer functions designed to attract users, allow file uploading, displaying data or purchasing items using credit cards. These features do their thing because a link is embedded in the background that syncs with their location to provide the responses requested and then displayed to the viewer when they land on that page.
Hackers search the web looking for these scripts to find holes or vulnerabilities that they can manipulate to do harm to your site and your clients security. Upgrades to these scripts prevent hacking and extend the life of your website and protect client data.
Web Design Technology - As with anything your buy that becomes popular, the manufacturer is compelled to upgrade older models or build new ones with more bells and whistles to keep up with competition. Web design technology is no different.
Technologies like Bootstrap becomes available that can be upgraded easily and either prolong the life of older sites or they obsolete the current design in favor of a more robust feature driven design.
Couple these with Google's mandate that all websites pass their mobile friendliness test and be SSL secure in order to get a page ranking are mandatory.
These design and security features are what keeps you one step ahead of your competition.
HTML5 eliminates old, bulky syntax with new low-overhead tags such as <VIDEO> and <AUDIO> for embedding by using a minimum amount of code with cross-browser support.
You can also style images, charts and text with animations and other rich content, without any 3rd party scripts, because the features are built into HTML5 compatible browsers.
HTML5 provides new code enhancements for delivering interactive content that allows the user to find additional data as they hover or click on page elements
The use of animated text and hover effects is easier than ever and helps in grabbing the attention of the page viewer in Calls To Action requests.
With HTML5 and Bootstrap your new website is guaranteed to be 100% device friendly. The days of using your fingers to size page content to make it readable are over.
Now with these new state-of-the-art coding features, HTML5 compliant browsers can take full advantage all the new HTML5 features and CSS3 styling ro render a very dynamic and mobile friendly design.
DIV' are in Tables are out. DIV layout uses less code and less code makes for faster page load time; better control over DIV cell layout and decoration for a better user experience.
To earn a better page rank Google and other search engines now look for unique key word placed in title tags, ALT text for images and H1-6 Heading tags and other code improvements can propel sites to a much better SERP, Search Engine Rank Position.
Google in August of 2018 mandated that all sites must now be SSL secure to improve site data protection and to for sites that must be PCI compliant for credit card purchases.
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