Simple Website Audit Checklist To Get You Started
The overwhelming majority of websites on the Internet today (especially those that have been built specifically to help build businesses) are absolutely awful. Most small business owners are acutely aware of just how terrible their website really is, but aren’t quite sure of how to go about creating a website that can actually help them build their business – and a lot of them aren’t even sure of how to choose from among the best web design Singapore professionals out there to do all of the “heavy lifting” for them.
Thankfully, you’ll be able to determine (pretty quickly) whether or not your business website will be able to cut it against the competition just by paying attention to all of the information in this quick and effortless website audit checklist.
Let’s get right to it!
How quickly does your website load?
Recent research published by web developers and designers points out that the overwhelming majority of web visitors today aren’t willing to wait any longer than between three and five seconds for your website to load after they have clicked a link or punched in the web address. Even worse than that is mobile visitors, as they are only willing to wait between one second to three seconds before they are going to abandon your website altogether – most of them never to return again.
You definitely want to make sure that your website loads as quickly as reasonably possible, which usually involves stripping out and cutting useless code and replacing it with cleaner and more efficient codes. Also, your web or cloud hosting server is also an important factor for your website to load fast. For us, we use a local cloud hosting server for all our clients and our own website so that we get the best speed possible for our local visitors. Another way to check your website loading speed is through Google’s Pagespeed Insight.
Is your website built on the back of responsive web coding practices?
Secondly, you need to be 100% certain that your website was built on the back of responsive web coding practices.
Because mobile visitors are becoming so common (taking up about 30% of all website traffic today, with the number expected to grow even higher in the near future), you need to be sure that your website is going to be served up to them in a way that is user-friendly for everyone involved.
Responsive web technologies are pretty simple and straightforward to implement, and usually (not always, but usually) won’t involve a complete overhaul with the help of your web design Singapore professionals. But even if that kind of “redo” is necessary, it’s well worth doing things right so that you don’t have to worry about pushing away mobile visitors.