Have you ever considered what it would take to develop a website?
It is not as hard as you might think however it can be a daunting task.
One thing that I believe is a big challenge is that so many just do not take the time to learn what the different technologies do in terms of understanding how to create a website.
You see a website that has some serious problems like it was made using microsoft word or microsoft front page which is a very old and abandoned bit of software that no longer really works well, (if it ever did)
One of the problems we face as developers is in how you help a business understand that a website that was made with technology from 1999 needs to be updated and a better development website created.
They can’t see that because no one comes to the website.
Simple, its not really doing its job, its not bringing visitors because its not engaging and it provides nothing to the end user.
So, how do you talk to someone that has a website that is 20 years old, but it was only created two years ago?
You may have heard the tag line used in a lot of commercials lately by a large national pizza chain, they have a motto better means better.
Basically you could easily apply that to just about anything in life and business.
“If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”
Author revision in progress, by history publishers.
What is of interest here no matter who it was that coined the phrase build a better mouse trap, is the concept behind such notions.
Create something obviously better than your competition and you will by virtue of science and society become successful, however it is also important to remember that better is a subjective term when used in this sentence.
Better, that is something that can sell products, drive profits, increase sales.
If you are wondering about mobile website compabiity or if you still do not have a standard website then this is something you should be seriously concerned about.
There are hundreds of businesses that just do not have a website and hundreds more that do not have a mobile version of their website.
There are more mobile phones in service than there are desktop computers.
It may come as a suprise to many however it is an undeniable fact that there are more mobile users searching for and obtaining services using a mobile device.
The yellow pages are just not effective these days with the availability of internet access on mobile phones it just does not make sense to attempt to even use a phone book or the yellow pages or even a directory.
It can be difficult for new customers and even long time customers to navigate your website if it is not mobile friendly.
A mobile friendly website can help your business a lot, mostly because communicating with customrs and potiential customers is likely the most important task that most business locations just do not seem to focus on.
When your website looks like this…
How does your website look on a mobile device?
A mobile website should be easy to use on a mobile device.
With so many mobile phones in use by customers it makes sense to have a website that will attract and help retain customers.
The chances are good that at least 7 out of every ten customers have a mobile device capable of using a mobile website.
So why would you not have a mobile website?
That part is confusing more so when you look at how many consumers make purchasing decisions on a phone.
In this modern world there are a few things that never change and those are the things that you can depend on.
People and Change.
Sounds a little funny right, but when you think about it, that is the truth people do not like to change but change is the natural order.
Applications are the future of what once was limited to your desktop.
Now you can watch the internet on your TV…
The most important thing to remember about where the future of Websites and consumption of information is headed is that there are more Cell Phones in use than there are toothbrushes.
Think about that for a moment.
More people use cellphones on a daily basis than brush their teeth.
While that might sound somewhat humorous the truth about the future of your business might be directly tied to customers who use cell phones to find and do business with retail locations.