Web Developer Services
Hiring a good front end web developer is one of the most important things you can do to help your business's website do well in the real world. Having your website built properly can make all the difference when it comes to climbing search engine results, having an excellent user experience, and your website's speed , all of which factor heavily into the amount of visibility your business receives and the amount of traffic that actually makes it to your content.
Most web designers can make you a beautiful design for your website but, unfortunately, the vast majority of them use drag and drop editors or website builders such as WordPress or Squarespace to create the website itself. These tools allow them to turn these designs into functional websites but come with a mountain of disadvantages.
Performance issues, caused by bloated plugins and themes, can drastically affect how your website not only ranks in search engines but also what percentage of your traffic actually makes it to your site without hitting the back button and moving on to your competition! The lack of proper semantic structure that happens with these tools can also severely hurt your search engine rankings, and because of the ADA and lack of accessibility that ends up happening with improperly structured websites, they can actually leave you open to a lawsuit!
There are too many other advantages a website created by a true front end web developer has to list them all but because of this we only hire web designers who are also front end web developers to make sure your website is properly made, incredibly fast, and provides a truly amazing user experience!
Advantages of Using a Front End Web Developer
Hiring a front end web developer over a web designer has too many advantages to list them all here but the most important ones are:
- 1. Performance. Website load times drastically affect how well your website does, not only in climbing search engine rankings since it's a major ranking factor, but it also has a huge impact on the percentage of traffic that actually makes it to your content. Nowadays, in the fast paced world we live in, even a load time of just 2 seconds leads to more than 50% of people leaving your website and moving on to your competition!
- 2. Semantic HTML. Almost all drag and drop website editors and website builders don't use proper semantic HTML. Using semantics helps search engines understand the content of your site much better, causing them to rank not only higher but more accurately for the keywords you're targeting. Semantics also help people with vision problems or other disabilities access your website which is not only great for moral reasons, but now that the ADA also covers websites in some cases, websites without semantic HTML can actually lead to lawsuits against the business owner!
- 3. Schema Markup. Schema markup is a rare collaboration between all of the major search engines to allow front end web developers to directly markup important information for search engines such as the business name, contact information, hours, locations, reviews, and much more. Schema markup can drastically affect search engine rankings and visibility across the web by helping search engines create things like rich snippets and product carousels for your business!
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