You have just spent a good amount of money on a new website. It looks nice. The web design company has built it to the specs you wanted. The website has launched, and you are excited to show it to your friends. Unfortunately some people mention to you that the site loads a bit slow, especially on their mobile device. So now what? You go back to the web designer and see what can be done. You end up realizing that all of the “pretty” factors of the site are really slowing things down.
All too often, when a new website is built, very little time is actually spent on the User Experience portion of a site. Business owners often build a website according to what they think is best, not what the website visitors actually want. Rarely are customers asked what they want from a website, much less pulled into the design process. To learn more about our process for building sites, click here.
Believe it or not, most websites are completely over built. Time and time again we have found that website visitors want a simple, effective experience. They don’t want to hunt for things. Visitors go to your site with a specific purpose in mind. It is your job as a website owner to provide this information to your visitors as quickly as possible.
From a technical perspective, there are specific things we recommend any developer should do to speed up the load times of the site. Here are some of those items: