Does Your Website Load Slow? Here’s 8 Steps to Take Right Now.

Does Your Website Load Slow? Here’s 8 Steps to Take Right Now.

1. Run your website through site speed test tools

Resources online allow you to learn more about your website’s speed and optimization. These insights provide a helpful starting point to understand what is currently happening on your website, and how you can begin to make changes to improve your website.

Check out Our 2 Favorite website optimization performance sites:

Google Page Speed Insights – All roads lead to Google, so it’s important to see how Google sees you
GT Metrix – This is our favorite source for accurate insights and suggestions

What to look at on your site speed report

  • Load Time: As a general rule, if your site loads in less than 3 seconds you’re good.
  • Image Optimization: If you notice a large number of images are able to be optimize by a large percentage 50-99%, this is something you should definitely look into doing and is usually the biggest reason a website takes time to load
  • Server Optimization: Your host is responsible for making sure certain settings are enabled for better loading speed. If you see any issues in the site speed report related to hosting, ask your host how they can help you

2. Optimize your Images

One of the easiest ways to increase your website load speed is to optimize your images by reducing their size. You can do this within programs like Photoshop, or with plugins like WPSmush (if you have a WordPress website). When resizing your images you will want to make sure that they are only as large as they need to be for the size of the screen.
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HOA Website Design Essentials

HOA Website Design Essentials

If you are searching for a new website for your HOA or COA community the options can be overwhelming. With so many Website Design Companies out there it often becomes difficult to know who can build you a quality website that satisfies your community requirements, and who is just talking a good game.

If you find yourself looking for HOA Website Design, we’re here to help make your decision easier.

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RGB’s Guide to eCommerce Website Design – Part Two: Choosing the Right eCommerce & Web Hosting Platforms

RGB’s Guide to eCommerce Website Design – Part Two: Choosing the Right eCommerce & Web Hosting Platforms

You’ve completed the goals and budget questionnaire, and now you’re ready for part two of RGB’s Guide to eCommerce Website Design. Let’s get to it.

Before we can get to our favorite part of the eCommerce website process, the web design, we need to take the time to help you determine how to power your website. To do so you will need to decide on the right eCommerce platform based on your online business needs.

What is an eCommerce Platform?

Great question! An eCommerce platform can be defined as the software that supports the effectiveness of your online business. Sometimes referred to simply as your shop, you will use the platform to manage everything from website updates to sales and operations.

There are many eCommerce platform options out there, which makes choosing the right one a little difficult, but very important.

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RGB’s Guide to eCommerce Website Design – Part One: Goals & Budget Questionnaire

RGB’s Guide to eCommerce Website Design – Part One: Goals & Budget Questionnaire

Building the best eCommerce website for your unique online businesses needs can be overwhelming. In fact, we meet with new clients everyday who are bewildered by the plethora of choices out there. Web builders, shopping cart systems, shipping & merchant fees, even hosting can be confusing. That’s just a small aspect of everything that goes into an eCommerce website design.  The wrong choice can affect your sales performance.

The journey to discover the best website to fit your businesses online sales needs is not always easy.  As a Florida eCommerce website design company, our insights can help you better understand and make the right choices for your website. We have years of experience building eCommerce sites that succeed, and we want to help.

That’s why we’ve created this ongoing blog series, and we want to share with you our methods for successful eCommerce websites from start to finish.

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Why is website maintenance important?

Why is website maintenance important?

1. Website maintenance sends important information about your business.

Modern web design makes a great first impression. It signals to visitors that your business is up-to-date and assures them that your business is still active. A website with an outdated design can negatively affect both customer retention and new customer growth.

A modern website tells visitors:

  • You are open for business
  • Your website is safe to shop and spend time on
  • You are invested in your brand image, and you’re in it for the long haul

Remember, functionality is just as important as design. A large part of website maintenance involves updates to plugins, themes, and core CMS files. If you are not tech-savvy be sure to speak with your web developer before installing any updates.

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Why choose WordPress for your Website?

Why choose WordPress for your Website?

Our web designers love building websites with WordPress, and we totally get it! WordPress has created an active community of website savvy designers and developers all working together. The result has been websites that our clients can easily update themselves, and that customers can easily navigate no matter what device they are using.

RGB’s Top 7 Reasons to seriously consider building your new website with WordPress

WordPress Websites feature responsive design

Websites created with WordPress are built to perform on every device. A responsive website is one that looks good on desktops, laptops, and tablets. Think you need a native mobile web app? Think again. Responsive web design means your site even looks good on smartphones!

As increasingly more people access the internet using their smartphones, WordPress websites present your full website to them, not just some truncated version of your site.
WordPress websites save your business from building costly web apps, and let your visitors see your full site on their phone!
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