WEB DEVELOPER + DESIGNER
CHECKLIST: NEW SITES
Responsive Web Design (self-transforming)
Even the very best web designers cannot ignore it: Today, more than 50% of all website visitors use mobile devices (i.e. Android smartphones, iPhones, iPads etc.) but most websites are not optimized for that. They are hard to use, read and navigate. For websites of low to medium complexity, the webdesign agency GREG.CH can develop additional layouts and menu systems to make them fully responsive. Google even PUNISHES sites via downgrading if they're not mobile-friendly!
Use modern method (jQuery/AJAX, Sprites)
A modern website should be built with modern technologies: PHP5, MySQL5, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, Google APIs, Sprites and RWD. A good web developer can do that. A modern site doesn't contain "Flash" multimedia. It is coded by hand (not with an editor) and contains a custom CMS Content Management System.
Page text and SEO error-free / multilingual
Sadly, most websites contain writing errors. This shows a lack of respect for the users. Webdesigner Greg will ensure that new sites don't contain any typos. Also, SEO Copywriting is used to integrate the relevant Google search terms into the texts. And finally, websites in German should always contain an English version because the web is "world wide".
Passes quality tests, valid HTML/CSS/WAI
How good is the developer's craftsmanship? If they made errors while building the website, it will not pass the 3 official quality tests. A perfect site passes the HTML5 test (avoid the old XHTML!), the RWD test (screen formats) and the Cynthia test for WAI accessibility, without any error shown in any of the 3 test results.
Fast, compressed, few web server requests
Strong Google rankings for the keyphrases
On the internet, there are *many* expensive websites that are worthless because they hardly generate user traffic. When testing the quality of the SEO with the website's primary keyphrases, a good site will be on the first two SERPs in Google. Only this test will prove the SEO skills of the web developer and show that they understand Search Engine Optimization, an often misunderstood art mastered by only a few good developers.
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