Today’s current open-source content management systems have increased a website’s lifespan. Sites with the ability to update plugins and themes result in a website that can adapt to upgrades in internet browsers as well as platform changes. In fact, if your website was built in 2010, or even before, it may still be online today. The question is: should it be?
Is your website secure?
Developer updates now decrease the likelihood that your site will stop functioning, which is great. However, the longer core files, plugins or themes exist in the world the more time a hacker has to discover and exploit weaknesses. The newest website themes are built with the knowledge of the latest security issues. As web designers, when we choose a theme for your new website, we make it a point to never purchase themes that have not been updated in over 6 months.
Is your website ready for a redesign?
Let’s imagine you are the owner of that website that’s lasted 6 years. Your website made it through compatibility issues with the new platforms of iPad, iPhone, androids, it even survived the exodus from flash. While your website is still up, it barely resembles your original design. The aspect of your website that suffers the most from the need for updates is always design. Read More »