The coding language HTML was designed for a very different environment than today's internet. HTML became unwieldy through a decade of sloppy use and ad-hoc evolution. Streamlined modern browsers such as Firefox and Safari often cannot parse through this mess to display your website properly.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) officially deprecated HTML in favor of XHTML. Valid XHTML 1.1 webpages are able to function properly in new browsers and remain compatible with older browsers.
Remember that Google--not you or any website company--controls Google's search results. Google uses complex, confidential algorithms to help ensure their search results are not manipulated. Website rankings depend on many factors:
Addressing these factors will make your website more search-engine-friendly.
Every feature on your website should specifically enhance your mission. With Flash animations, the audience may say "Wow, haven't seen that snazzy effect before," but they won't be paying attention to your intended message.
Don't put a barrier between your visitor and your content! Flash intros keep visitors and search engines out. Flash makes your website download slowly, and prevents common right-click functions like bookmarking and opening in a new tab or window. Flash interferes with handicap-accessible browsers, and doesn't work on iPhones and iPads, or many older browsers and computers. Search engines can't index Flash text and links, so Flash hurts your search rankings.
For these reasons, we do not do Flash programming. We want your visitor to get to your content as soon as possible.
When selecting the professional who will handle this essential aspect of your marketing strategy, make sure to consider the following:
Let us take care of all these challenges for you, in one convenient package. We guarantee that your text will be typo-free and your code will be error-free. Plus, you'll receive our famously quick turnaround!
We design all websites by hand. We don't just customize pre-existing templates like many of our competitors. Rather than use mass-market software like WordPress or Dreamweaver, we hand-type your website code from scratch, ensuring high-quality, custom, streamlined, error-free code.
Once we receive your contract, deposit, and information, we typically finish new websites in 3-4 weeks depending on the size of the project.
Just submit our New Client Registration Form. For website projects, we take a 50% deposit with the balance due upon completion.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.