Oct 25, 2014
In the field of web development, there should always be a systematic order of priorities when creating websites. Some developers focus on security first before content, some dwell on content details before minding security. Last but not the least on the list is publicity and speed, but don’t think that just because it’s on the tail means it should be taken for granted; it also accounts for the success of a website. As a web developer, after deploying your website, you should be telling others, “Hey, check my website for something you might need”, and asking yourself, “How do I speed my website?”
Ok then, it should have been “…speed UP my website”, but let’s presume that some users would open the case like that. Moving on to the point, how do you gain publicity for your website? There are a lot of methods for that, but keep in mind that most of them require investment on your part.
One such method is advertising your website on social media. Facebook offers such advertising services in exchange for some payment, and the advertising lasts for a period depending on how much you paid. Such method is commonly used by developers whose website has a client-server structure, like gaming websites or gigs which involve monetary transactions over the internet. If your website is purely informative in architecture, it would be best to optimize the use of search engines by knowing the algorithm behind the presentation of search results. A common concept behind search engines is the density of certain phrases in the webpages, but this can be difficult because most of the time, focusing too much on keyword usage could compromise the quality of the content, particularly readability as well as the informative value.
How about speed? This attribute of a website requires careful programming on the developer’s part. Keep in mind that in most cases, more lines of code also stands for more demand in processing power, but it is not always like that. Sometimes, those extra codes serve the purpose of clearing the buffer of processed data. You just have to tell yourself, “I have to check my website for possible improvements” every once in a while, and after in-depth work, “This should speed my website for the meantime!” However, speed should not be prioritized over the quality of content. Try to balance the two; maintain average to fast speed of processing while keeping in line with the demands of users. All developers know that the task is tedious, but web developing, when successful, brings a sense of professionalism.
There is always the option of telling others, “Check my website buddy”, or, “How about taking a look at my work and see how I could speed my website?” Know that this could take quite the time for the desired publicity and speed to be achieved. Whichever way you choose to achieve those two for your website, just enjoy the science of programming and never divert from legal methods.