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The Need for Website Maintenance

There are factors in play for both computers and websites that make them just as susceptible to the need for maintenance as your car or your home. Computers have moving parts: hard drive motors, fans, etc. But even if these ran flawlessly for years, their parts would ‘rot’ in a sense. As technology advances, software grows in terms of the ways it uses processors and renders graphics. From games to productivity suites, software is constantly finding ways to do more tasks more efficiently in a shorter amount of time. Just shaving a few seconds from a process can place diabolical demands on a processor from two years ago. Like replacing a struggling furnace in your house, upgrading your computer’s internal systems can have your system doing what it does faster and more efficiently for years.

Websites, similarly, suffer from what is colloquially called ‘code rot.’ As the average speed of our Internet connections increases, processors grow more efficient and browsers get better at displaying colors and graphics. Older sites begin to look dated, shoddy or even incomplete. Better coding techniques and updated programming scripts can leave older, less efficient methods behind causing old animations and banners to either display incorrectly or not at all. And the chances of developers or programmers being either familiar with these old methods or willing to deal with their antiquated and inefficient ways and means are slim. It’s more often a better investment to look into a redesign, preserving the essence and content of your site while incorporating the latest design methodologies and programming techniques, as well as integrating SEO options and flexibility, something old sites very rarely accounted for.

IQnection’s new site is a prime example of this principle at work.
iqnection-new-siteIts content areas make better use of their space, its SEO functions are primed to get noticed by premiere search engines and its management systems will keep it fresh and agile for years to come. If you’d like to see some of these exciting new features come into play on your site, give IQnection a call today. Taking an old site that might be falling behind in a new direction to keep it ahead of your competition is just one of the intelligent connections we offer!

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