Could Tim Berners-Lee have imagined the profound consequences the World Wide Web he invented in 1989 would have in our everyday lives more than 30 years later? Communication, commerce, education, entertainment, science, government, social issues… the list goes on regarding all the domains of human activity that the Internet has significantly transformed.
Take commerce, for example. A person interested in buying a product or service typically starts the buyer’s journey by doing a Google Search and navigating the different vendor websites in the results pages. He may even use Google’s Search’s shopping tab to find the best deal. Gone are the days of driving to stores to find out-of-stock disappointments or spending gas and time tracking products down across town. Through information and tools, the Web empowers buyers to make better shopping decisions.
Furthermore, research shows that about 85% of consumers use the Internet to discover and find local businesses, and, as of 2020, 61% of website traffic comes from mobile devices. Therefore, if you have a business, non-profit organization, restaurant, school, or any other type of enterprise that you want your target audience to engage with, then consolidating a web presence is critical. In addition, as you can see, websites should be optimized to work well on desktops and mobile devices like phones, tablets, and phablets.
Now, to be real, not everyone can take advantage of the online resources mentioned so far due to a lack of skill or hardware. Still, expanding infrastructures, lower Internet service provider costs, and a growing market of devices with intuitive user interfaces may contribute to increasing Internet accessibility.
So, whether you have decided to create a website from scratch, or give maintenance to a website you already have, hiring a web development services company in Syracuse, NY, is your best choice. Here at Web Design by Rick, we will work with you through the process of developing your website, from getting to know your goals and target audience, choosing a design, and opting for a Content Management System (CMS), to optimizing your website to rank higher in Google Search. Our expertise in front-end website design (focused on user experience/interface) and back-end website development (focused on server-side functionality) will ensure your website is responsive, functional, reliable, fast, and visually appealing. Contact us today at (315) 652-3820 or through our contact page to get a free quote for your website project. We’ll be happy to hear from you.