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.
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.
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.
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…)
In the process of updating several client’s Zen Cart websites we’ve learned that the responsive Zen Cart v1.5.4 is designed for PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.6 (and is compatible with PHP 5.3.7 and PHP 5.4 if really necessary, with some bugfix patches applied).
If your server is still using PHP version 5.2.x (which is VERY OLD and now officially obsolete since 2011) and you try to use Zen Cart v1.5.4 you may encounter an error akin to the following when trying to access the Admin area: Blank Page
Remember: PHP 5.2.x is obsolete and officially no longer supported by anybody. You should be upgrading your server’s PHP version ASAP to stay up-to-date for your best website performance.