February 24, 2017

Responsive Website Design: Rotating Banner Images Versus a Single Static Image

It’s now been established that in Google search results your website ranking will be penalized if it is not mobile friendly. As a result, many businesses have updated their website to meet this SEO requirement.

In the process of converting to a mobile-friendly website, some additional aspects of website design have changed.

One often suggested change is to eliminate multiple rotating banner images in favor of just one image/photo. This trend to a single image is fueled by the need for mobile sites to load as quickly as possible.

But, you can have the best of both worlds. With a little smart coding a site can be programmed to have multiple rotating images on the desktop view and be limited to a single static image on the mobile view.

Read more about responsive mobile friendly websites here.

October 20, 2016

OERM Gets On Track With Mobile Friendly Website

Within 2 months of kick-off, SoCal WebWork recently completed and launched the new custom website for the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

Key features include a new contemporary mobile friendly website design, interactive events calendar, content management system, optimized content and meta tags for organic SEO and a WYSIWYG administrative panel.

The extensive website includes catalogues of all railway, railroad and electric trains and locomotives: information and forms for membership, volunteers and donations; news and videos and much more.

 

Orange Empire Railway Museum Website

August 29, 2016

New Responsive Mobile Friendly Website Design


Another new responsive mobile friendly website just launched by SoCal WebWorx – a southern California website design and development company.


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http://globalcarpetcleaningusa.com
is the latest in a series of websites for startup companies and small businesses.  SoCal WebWorx likes to partner with these companies and help their businesses grow. The agency level and diversified services offered provide an excellent match for these businesses with fast return on investment.

A highlight of the website is the Services page with roll-over listings of services and photos.

The site also features full integration with social media and key business resources including Home Advisor, the Better Business Bureau. The latter two provide extensive approval rating information and a wealth of referrals from satisfied clients.

As with many similar companies, SCWW provided full turn-key services to bring Global Carpet Care USA into Google mobile device compliance, provide contemporary new branding and offer marketing, copy editing, photo research and enhancement and SEO services along with graphic design and web development.

May 14, 2016

Responsive Website Design – Static Banner Images vs Rotating Images

Now that Google has determined that websites will be penalized in search results if they are not mobile friendly, every smart business is rushing re-do their website to meet these requirement.

In the process, many aspects of website design have changed.

Once such often suggested change is to eliminate rotating banner images in favor of just one banner image/photo. The current trend to a single image is fueled by the need for mobile sites to load as quickly as possible. But, you can have the best of both worlds. With a little coding a site can be programmed to have multiple Rotating Images on the desktop view and be limited to a single static image on the mobile view.

March 30, 2016

SEO Rules: On Page Content & Mobile Friendly Responsiveness

With the new google SEO algorithm two definite factors emerge as essential to high website rankings.

First, websites should be built to be ‘responsive’ also known as ‘mobile friendly’. If your website is not mobile friendly it will actually be penalized on smartphone searches and show lower in those search returns. Given the continued increase in use of smartphones to search the Internet and even make purchases, it is essential for the livelihood of your business to make sure your website is ‘responsive’. If it is not, then it’s time to have your website redone to meet this critical requirement.

Second, is how important on-page content (verbiage) now is for positive google recognition. (more…)

February 16, 2016

6 Requirements for Building a Cost-Effective Website

1. Responsive scaling – Your site must be programmed so it scales to be easily viewed on any internet access device – from desktop computers to smartphones. http://socalwebworx.sanclementedev.com/wordpress/category/responsive-websites/
2. On-Site Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Every page needs to be optimized both on the page and in the source code. Consider the Page Title, Keywords, Description, H1 & H2 Headers, sufficient iterations of Keywords, Links within the site will draw the viewer and search engines in deeper to your content and Keyword Rich Content.  http://www.socalwebworx.com/
3. A ‘back-end’ user friendly administrative interface for easy text and image revisions in-house.
4. ‘Sticky Features’ (such as newsletter sign-ups and discounts) will encourage visitors to interact with your website, stay on the site longer and view more pages – all increasing the odds of a follow through on your call to action.  http://socalwebworx.sanclementedev.com/wordpress/website-design-planning-make-it-sticky/
5. Designed and developed for a user friendly experience. One example is the choice of text & background colors. As an example: black text on a light background is easier on the eyes than white lettering on a black background. User-friendly websites have easy to find and use navigation and should include a sitemap.
6. Go with professionals, including a custom website designer to reinforce your unique services/products; professional photographs – look your best!;  a professional marketing copywriter for benefits oriented wording that effectively sells your company; programmers who can execute your site feature requirements.  http://socalwebworx.sanclementedev.com/wordpress/what-is-product-photography/

Follow these guidelines and you will be on your way to a productive website that is easily found on the internet.

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