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Support & Optimisation
For the last 20 years, I’ve been lucky enough to work across multiple platforms — including several different Content Management Systems (CMSs) across the .NET and PHP tech stack — as a software engineer, development manager, and now as Sitback’s CTO. But out of all the different CMSs I’ve worked with, Drupal is one of my favourites — and it’s the one I use most often in client engagements.
Out of the box, Drupal offers robust content management tools and sophisticated APIs for multichannel publishing that are useful for individuals and organisations alike. Yet, there are still opportunities to improve upon the Drupal core for performance, SEO, and accessibility.
If you’re in the market for website maintenance plans, you’ll quickly notice that no two providers or plans are the same. The variety of services and quality can vary dramatically between options. What's more, each maintenance provider will approach your situation differently, based on their own unique processes and workflows.
Maintaining a fast, functional, and compliant website is crucial to success in today’s digital-centric world. Keeping everything running smoothly in this way often requires investing in the help of a trained professional.
Identifying the right website maintenance plan and provider can be challenging — but it doesn't have to be. By taking the time to understand the right questions to ask, you’ll be better prepared to make the right decision when selecting between different website maintenance plans.
Businesses and technologies are constantly changing. What may have been a cutting-edge website back in 1998 would look like an ancient, virus-infected relic to a modern audience. Thankfully, most long-running websites have kept up with the times to some extent and updated their designs — even though there are still a few sites out there that look like time capsules from an era gone by (we’re looking at you, Ling!).
When most people think of UX, website maintenance isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But although a website’s nuts and bolts often take a backseat to frontend design and functionality in public opinion, it’s the backend of a site that keeps everything running smoothly. Suffice to say? If the backend of your site isn’t well-maintained, the user-facing parts of your site will suffer too.
In 2000, the average human attention span was about 12 seconds long, according to Microsoft data. By 2013, it had decreased to eight seconds, and it’s continued to fall ever since. So when you consider that — by some estimates — the average attention span of a goldfish is nine seconds, we're actually doing worse than goldfish these days.
Successful WordPress landing pages arise from a detailed understanding of psychology and human behaviour, combined with best practice UX techniques and the technical knowledge required to effectively leverage them.
Website A/B testing – the process of comparing two page variations against each other to determine the more effective alternative – can be an insightful tool when it comes to site optimisation and user experience.