“Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.”
That’s the pretentious opening quotation out of the way and now on to the meat of this post.
I decided, as you do, when I was looking at the portfolio of websites I’ve designed, to give this one a belated makeover. Don’t get me wrong. It functioned well still, scored highly on search engines and was easy to navigate, fast to load, but it had become a little bit 2015.
You know what I mean?
When you get in a car without air-con, or with air-con, but no climate control; or one that has a tape player – still does the business but 3 years is a long time in web design evolution.
Mama didn’t raise a fool so I knew the steps to take – back up and export the current content, disable the old theme and install a new one, and start rebuilding.
It’s taken me longer than I expected, given that all the content was already there and the media library populated with alt-tagged images.
But here it is.
I like it. A lot.
It now has more of me about it – including my new headshot, as well as a link to my YouTube channel which I’m assiduously feeding as vlogging is so 2018. There’s a video on there. The social media links sit neatly on my footer. I’m pleased with it.
I’ve maintained the permalinks and metadescriptions as I wanted it to maintain Google rankings – it’s had 3 years of blog posts and indexing with Google and I’m not about to lose that SEO traction fest.
Now if your website looks a little 2015 or 2005, get in touch with me. I’ll back it up, redesign it, optimise it and make it look fit for this year and beyond.
Contact me today (and I’ve tested the form – it works!).