Responsive design and development is paramount for all modern websites*, meaning size and content layout will adapt to the device on which the site viewed (desktop, tablet, smart-phone, etc.). Responsive design allows a site to be mobile friendly without the added expense and maintenance of making mobile-specific sites.
In 2016 Google started punishing websites which were not responsive to mobile devices.
Your site should load quickly across all devices, with our goal being less than three second page load time and an even faster “perceived performance”.
The majority of users will abandon pages which require more than 6 seconds to load.
Not all users are the same. Issues such as blindness, color blindness, trouble with small text, etc. should not preclude your visitors from enjoying your site.
Our sites adhere to best practices set forth by the U.S. government’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Like it or not, hacking is not going away. To keep your site and content secure we implement security best practices in addition to those provided by the host services, these include:
- SSL Encryption (https)**
- Email obfuscation to prevent spam
- Enforcing strong user passwords
- Limiting login attempts to prevent brute force attacks
- Automated malware monitoring
- Updating core and plugins to ensure the latest security patches are enabled
In 2017 Google will begin marking non-SSL (i.e. http not https) sites as “Not Secure” right on the Chrome browser window and has already made rankings changes to benefit secure sites.