Do you have a business and don’t have a website? If you said yes, it’s almost as if your business doesn’t exist. In this modern era, people and companies are on the internet for information. Why do you think people visit a website? It’s primarily to find information. And if you’re in the business world, information is critical. For this you need to have a develop a website for your customers that needs to contain information about what you can do for them.
Most consumers are looking online for information because it help them make smarter purchasing decisions. In fact, according to the eCommerce Foundation, 88% of consumers will research product information before they make a purchase online or in the store. This buying behavior trend emphasizes the importance of a website for today’s businesses.
Creating a website that would match all the your/customer expectations may not be an easy task and it may require a lot of questioning, skilled thought process, technicalities and last but not the least an advanced team of developers who make it possible. Even a simple looking site might be intricate at the back end but could be visualized as attractive with a smooth flow by the viewer. This is what a developer does for a website because developers are the soul for any development. They delve into the technicalities of the development and harmonize it in a user expected way.
When we talk about website development certainly the warp and woof of the entire process are the developers. Let’s take a look at some effective ways how developers can benefit website development-
1.Website features and functionalities
It’s impossible to develop a great website without a functional program taking care of the back-end. If we think of website as a car, we can understand why. When friends see your shiny new sports car, they look at the sleek paint job, glistening tires, and luxurious leather seating.So in the world of websites, this equates to the part of your site a user experiences directly. Just like the powerful engine in your sports car, the back-end of your website is where the magic really happens. So without strong back-end services, your website won’t be able to “wow” your guests. Similarly, a sports car without an engine is rendered useless.
When thinking about functionality, there are a few matters that we should consider. They are-
Load time , good navigation, Compatibility with Multiple Browsers, is the website functional in the literal sense? Are there loading issues or broken links? Are the site’s security features adequate for your business’s needs? In addition to these operational issues, it’s crucial to view your website’s features from the user’s perspective. Are the contact forms, surveys, and customer feedback sections of your site working properly? One or all of these functional issues can prompt a customer to leave your site.
This is where a developer can help. Dealing with the back end is not an easy task. One might be sound in technical/programming knowledge to decide upon the back-end services and implement them in the right manner. A developer know the mechanics of a website and is well versed in programming.
2. Website design
Web design is one of the important factors that can attract customers . In today’s time, Internet is not limited only to the desktop devices . Until few years ago, designing for the web means designing for a computer, now it means designing for anything with an internet connection. Users have adopted different modes of communication devices like Mobile phones, Laptops etc. that had made their search easy anywhere anytime and with this advancement in technology, the design has to be compatible with and responsive in all kinds of devices.
A front end developers can do this for you by adjusting their code through login as per the shape and size of the devices.
3. Re-platform website
Re-platforming a website is the process of moving your current from its existing CMS (content management system) to a new CMS.
It’s not necessarily about a redesign, it’s more about positioning your website, app and entire digital presence to succeed in the next generation of the internet.
Most companies using legacy CMS hit a plateau, after which their digital experience begins to fall short of the standards set by consumers — a standard that’s continually rising. When that happens, it may be time to think about re-platforming to a more capable CMS.
How it can be done-
Re-platforming is not an easy task. It is very important to make sure that your website works with the new platform. Your original site would have utilized and integrated a variety of extensions, plugins and other tools to serve initiatives in marketing, sales, communication and project management and you need to check if these tools will work on your new platform. So for this the best thing to do is conduct a full technology audit of all the tools, extensions and plugins your current website uses and check their compatibility against the new platform. If you find that some of your tools are incompatible, then you need to look at alternatives.
When selecting a new CMS, you need to take your team’s technical expertise into consideration. Your developers will almost certainly learn to adapt. This crucial point is often sidelined for the sake of price — which is a major pitfall when it comes to choosing a CMS. The technical team would be helpful in answering the following questions-
Security: Can your website be secure against attacks and keep your data policy inline with international laws like GDPR?
Maintenance: Can the ongoing maintenance work be handled?
Ease of development: Can the new platform allows developers to roll out updates.
With a team of experienced developers, we at Regur Technology Solutions are always ready to help our customers in developing all type of website solutions and to assure the expected deliverable.