If you want to catch-up with your competitors and stay updated, remember these 5 essential must-haves for your website in 2016.
1. Responsive Design
In 2016 we can see around 50% of all website traffic coming from mobile devices and tablets.
In April 2015 Google launched their new update focused on Mobile Friendly design. This new update gives priority to websites which are prepared to be viewed on any device.
Consumers now demand mobile friendly sites, regardless of what you are selling, marketing or promoting. If your website is not fully responsive you may struggle to be found and keep users on your site.
2. User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI)
User experience (UX) can be defined as the overall experience a person goes through while engaged on your website.
Good User interface (UI) is all about helping the user to accomplish a given task as simply and efficiently as possible.
Using a content management system (CMS) to power your website could be one of the best investments you make in your website – and your business.
And you do need to invest – your website is one of your main tools for communicating with your customers and you want to make sure they love it.
But that doesn't mean you want to get bogged down in technical details. A CMS marries power with simplicity so you still have time to concentrate on improving your business.
Here are six key benefits of using a CMS to run your business website.
1. It's easy for the non-technically minded administrators.
Not all users have the same comfort level with technology, but the basic CMS functions of writing and publishing content, and slightly more advanced ones of adding media are usually easy for everyone to grasp. In fact, anyone who can use word-processing software can use a CMS for the basic functions – so you don't even have to spend much time on training.