Is your old website on it’s last legs?

Business Tips, Website Design, Website maintenance

There’s no denying that every website has a lifecycle and we all know that the tech world changes at a rapid rate. If you have a website that was designed 5 years ago for example then it may be time to hang up the boots of the old version and try something new. Ask yourself, Is your website on it’s last legs?…

Screen Resolution

Many old websites were optimised for monitors with a 1024 x 768 screen resolution. Back when your old website was built that will have been fine, however full HD 1080p screens are now the norm The old sites just don’t cut it anymore and pale in comparison to a site making the most of all that new screen real estate. You should be using all that extra space to showcase your business and products.

Web technologies

Adobe Flash was used on nearly all websites to generate fancy effects. Nowadays however it’s hardly used at all. This old fashioned tech doesn’t work on iPhones or iPads and is disabled by default on most desktop web browsers. Now through the use of CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery, fun moving effects can be added to your website that are compatible with all modern browsers and devices.

Non-responsive

What does non-responsive actually mean? The website is displayed as a static page, not changing size to account for different screen size and resolution. So a page that looks fine on a desktop will shrink down and look alsmost un-readable on a phone. A responsive site will adapt to each screen and look at it’s best everytime!

As mentioned above, most old websites were optimised for 1024 x 768 screen resolution, and that was it! A website these days is not all about your desktop as there are so many devices that come in all shapes, sizes and resolutions. Whether being viewed on mobile, tablet or desktop, users want to see a well designed and intuitive website on their shiny new device.

User interactivity

Social media hadn’t really hit the big time when your old website was built. Now, no online presence is complete without it. Your site needs to include at minimum links to your social media pages, but even better it should display live feeds so your visitors can join the conversation.

Content management

On your old website if you wanted text, images links or portfoloio changes then you will have had to get in touch with your web developer. They would then have to go through the markup of the site and find the right places to make changes. Not anymore! With websites now built on CMS (content management systems) you can do minor changes yourself, saving time and money. Result!

and that’s not all…

Above are just some of the core flaws, but there are others:

  • Google rewards fresh content, so if your content or portfolio isn’t regulary updated expect it to fall in search rankings.
  • Once a way of making a site look unique was to use non-standard machine fonts. These are non-compliant as they raise accessibility issues for disabled users (those who use screen readers). Great resources are available today to employ trick typography, for example Google Fonts and Typekit.

If you feel your company’s website would benefit from a modern refresh then we’d be more than happy to discuss how we can help.

Look forward to hearing from you!

matt frost
matt frost
1709548625
Finding DCX has been great for us. Dan has worked miracles to get our new website up and running so quickly. Making any alterations when asked and going above and beyond to ensure we are happy with the final product. I have no doubt Dan's after sales will be a valuable service to us going forward.
Tony Durell
Tony Durell
1707473032
We've worked with Dan loads and he's done some amazing projects for us and a large number of our clients. Love his work!
Kerry Larkin
Kerry Larkin
1705478524
Thanks Dan for designing our website. It’s exactly what we wanted. After researching various companies, I chose you on the impression you gave me during our first few chats. You showed great knowledge and enthusiasm to give us exactly what we wanted without charging us for something we didn’t need (as told by our then provider). You’ve been brill from start to finish helping us migrate from our existing provider over to you and even helped to sort our emails out so we could keep the same address. You answered my many calls and always responded to my questions or asks promptly - like any professional should. Thanks again and I will be recommending you and your services. 5*
liam begg
liam begg
1704134758
Dan provided me with a new website and can't fault his work what so ever very professional and quick to get back with answers highly recommended 👌
Helen Oakenfold
Helen Oakenfold
1696850685
Dan has been fantastic from start to finish. I’m a complete novice when it comes to websites, but Dan took me through step by step. His knowledge and insight into web design is second to non. I’m am over the moon with the design and I have had so many compliments and positive feedback. Thank you so much.
Thomas Thirlwell
Thomas Thirlwell
1693493069
Dan has just launched my website for Thirlwell & Co Accountants and I cant be happier with the result, i'm not surprised at all after seeing his portfolio of work it was an easy decision to appoint DCX Design.
Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones
1692121450
Daniel hit the brief spot on with a really modern, easy to follow website design, love it! Thank you
Chris Poray
Chris Poray
1685634118
Dan was a pleasure to work with, bringing our new website and rebrand to life, waveL communications! He was able to guide us through all the questions we had, breaking down complex programming jargon into easy-to-understand steps for non-tech specialists. I would thoroughly recommend Dan to anyone who is looking to transform their B2B WordPress site into an exciting, dynamic and impressive experience, one week on and we're already having good reactions and conversations with prospective clients. Looking forward to working with you the next time!
Sarah Tinsley
Sarah Tinsley
1685177064
Wonderful design, incredibly flexible and friendly service. From outlines to colour schemes, I've been involved in the whole process and really feel that the final design fits with my specifications. Communication has been prompt and efficient, with frequent opportunities to talk through ideas. I couldn't recommend this web design service more.
Amanda Fielding
Amanda Fielding
1684340153
Thank you Dan for doing such a great job on my website. You stepped in to help me when I had an issue with my previous provider, you updated my website after having to recreate it from the platform it was on previously. You completed this work to a very high standard and ahead of the schedule you set out which I really appreciated. I found working with you very easy and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who is looking to either have a new website or revamp a current one. Thank you again for the great service you provided.
Shane McGowan
Shane McGowan
1678885260
We had DCX Design create and host a new website for our business. Really impressed with the look, design and functionality of the site. Daniel showed great understanding of our requirements and along with his own innovative thinking created a site which we believe represents our product offer and business image very well.Would highly recommend DCX
Jane Mattthews
Jane Mattthews
1678126829
Dan is amazing! He is incredible! He has turned my ideas into reality. We love the website. He has over delivered! Always on hand throughout the process to keep you up to date, he is with you all the way through the journey. I felt completely at ease throughout the process. I highly recommend Dan if you are looking for a website, he is the man!
Ben Howarth
Ben Howarth
1677878479
Great experience working to set up this website very professional and efficient process from start to finish
Headway Thames Valley
Headway Thames Valley
1677578150
Dan at DCX Design has been an absolute pleasure to work with. As a small charity providing services for people who have suffered a brain injury, it was vital our website was clean and easy to navigate. Dan delivered exactly what we were after with no fuss. We will continue working together in the future.
Jonathan Hedge
Jonathan Hedge
1673472716
Dan at DCX Design redesigned our website & throughout the process was fantastic to deal with and was open to what we were looking for within our website. Excellent support offered throughout & I look forward to continuing to develop the site with him. Fantastic service & would highly recommend Dan & DCX Design
Cain Green
Cain Green
1668544630
We appointed DCX design to produce our group websites and from the initial enquiry we found their service was provided in a prompt and professional manner. The design ideas for our websites were some we have not seen before which helps our websites stand out from the rest providing good search engine optimisation. We were impressed by the way DCX Design integrated the use of social media and reviews into our websites. We would not hesitate to recommend them and we look forward to further instructions in the future.
Jason Dalton
Jason Dalton
1664462272
Dan from DCX Design has been a pleasure to deal with to rebuild our website. We wanted a website exactly like our existing one, with some updated colours and logos, for our rebrand, and we got this and more.Dan has been proactive in suggesting improvements and ways to present things a little better. More than what we expected - he likes to go the extra mile.When providing our service, Dan has been efficient by completing tasks quickly and before any deadlines agreed. At the same time there has been concise and clear communications, so I have always felt up to date.Because we have been so impressed, we have also signed-up to a hosting and maintenance service. A couple of amendments have been requested and dealt with very quickly already - the excellent service of our website build continues under the maintenance service too!When we look to redesign our website in the future, we will definitely want to work with Dan and DCX Design - we would highly recommend them as a high quality service provider.
Kerry Longley
Kerry Longley
1657013201
Dan recently updated our website and did a brilliant job. He took the brief, ran with it and the finished job is exactly what we were looking for. Than you Dan!
Rob Poray
Rob Poray
1656925154
Dan is an amazing digital designer. Feel very lucky to have found him.He’s open to ideas. Very responsive and helpful. Makes each project a breeze. Looking forward to collaborating on many more websites together.Rob PorayStimulus Creative
Melissa Hall
Melissa Hall
1656605593
Great commumication from Dan, websites designed very quickly and in a great way. Dan listens to what you want and is understanding if you don't have the content on hand immediately he is willing to add as and when suits the client.Highly recommend DCX for all your website needs.
Amanda Randle
Amanda Randle
1656518604
Great experience to work with DCX Design; he came recommended to us and was very keen to make sure we got our site where we wanted it to be. He has made it really user friendly for customers and for us to maintain the content. The whole process was done by phone and email - covid times were prevailing but this didn't stop us getting the results! Daniel was a pleasure to work with despite not meeting in person!
David Blott
David Blott
1654374334
Did a fantastic job for our Interlock Adhesives website! Would 100% use again!
Liz Champion
Liz Champion
1645778875
From my first conversation with Dan, I knew my website was in expert hands. He has transformed the website. It looks amazing and I’m absolutely delighted with it.Dan has been fantastic to work with. He’s friendly, professional, and always quick to respond.If you are looking for a web designer, I definitely recommend DCX Design.
Andrew Askwith
Andrew Askwith
1638891815
This was the first time that i had been required to look into web design. Dan made the process simple, easy and conducted himself in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend
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