Hudson Valley Web Design uses HTML5 and CSS3 in all of our web development projects. HTML5 is the fifth revision of the Hyper Text Markup Language used to structure and display the elements you see in the web browser. CSS3 or the third revision of Cascading Style Sheets are the codes used to define how HTML is displayed in the browser. HTML5 and CSS3 are the standard for web development and allow for cross browser and cross platform compatibility.
At Hudson Valley Web Design we can develop your web site so that it can be viewed on any device from a large screen desktop to a small screen smartphone. A responsive web site is built to give the best user experience no matter what device they may be using. Easy reading and navigation features built to be optimized on any screen size without the need to zoom or swipe left and right to read the content. If your web site is not responsive you may be ignoring the 1.75 billion smartphone users in the world today.
What the heck is a CMS anyway? A CMS, or Content Management System, is a web application that allows non-technical users to add, edit, and manage the content of their web site. Hudson Valley Web Design can design and build a web site that you can manage the content of yourself. You can add articles, update pages, add images, add or remove navigation links, and you can be your own webmaster. The most common CMS systems are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
Do you have a product that you would like to sell on-line? Hudson Valley Web Design can create a virtual storefront that showcases your product. Customers can browse your catalog of products, add them to a cart, and checkout using a secure payment gateway. An e-Commerce website gives you the opportunity to sell your product worldwide. The e-Commerce transactions for 2013 totaled $1.3 Trillion dollars and are expected to reach $3.2 Trillion by 2017. What are you waiting for?
At Hudson Valley Web Design we code all our sites using the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standard HTML5 and CSS3 specifications. This ensures a cross browser compliant web site that looks the same on every browser under every operating system.
The language and technology of the web has changed drastically in the last few years and web sites built just a few years ago were not written in a language that all modern browsers understand. This leads to inconsistencies in viewing experiences, as well as excluding visitors based on their browser or operating system. Make sure your web site is friendy to all who visit.
Google has officially announced that mobile friendly web sites wil rank higher than non mobile friendly web sites. On Google’s official blog, Webmaster Central, Google announced that starting April 21st, 2015 they will be officially considering the mobile friendliness of a website as an integral part of their ranking algorithm for mobile search results. They go on to say “This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.”
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We have already seen the number of mobile internet users surpass the number of desktop users in 2014 and that trend keeps on growing. Today at least 87% of consumers use their mobile devices to conduct their on-line searches. Are you missing out on a serious amount of revenue opportunities? Not only is it important to have a mobile friendly/responsive website for your Google rank, but that’s what more than half of your potential customers want.
Your web site may look great on the computer in your office but have you looked at your web site on your mobile device? Or how about on a 27in iMac? A responsive web site is a must have to keep your web site visitor's experience consistent.
Want to see how Google sees your site? Check out Google's Mobile Friendly-test and enter your website's URL.
A responsive website makes it easier for you to be found on Google and for your customers to navigate through your site on any device they choose to use. A responsive site automatically optimizes itself to fit all screen sizes and resolutions.
Give it a try, grab the corner of your browser window and resize it and watch this page respond to the window's size. Or check out this site on your phone, tablet, tv. Is your web site built to be viewd on any device? If not give us a call.
A CMS is a software package that makes it easy for you to create and publish your own content for your web site. WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are the most popular Content Management Systems used today. They are open source, which means they are free to download and use.
There are many benefits to using a CMS for your web site. The most important is that you control how and when your content is updated. You can assign different user permissions to users based on their responsibilities. You can log in to your site from anywhere including your smartphone to make changes. Choosing a CMS gives you total control of your website without the need to rely on a developer to make daily updates.
Whether you have one product or 1,000, Hudson Valley Web Design's e-Commerce solution incorporates everything you need to be successful online.
Our designs are focused on providing your customers with a clear message and strong calls-to-action to push them towards conversion. Your web site is the interface between you and your customers so we make sure the process is a smooth one.
Hudson Valley Web Design's analytics service can track your visitors and see what step in the process is successful and where you may be losing the sale.
Our e-Commerce solutions allow you to accept online payments from all major credit cards, checks, debit cards, and PayPal™. We have solutions to fit every budget.