Is Your Website Stuck in The Dark Ages?

Is Your Website Stuck in The Dark Ages?

Whether you are designing a new website, or updating your current one, it’s important to keep current trends in mind. As technology evolves, so do the rules revolving around it. What was cutting edge a few years ago may be outdated now.

Remember when DVDs and DVD players first came onto the market in 1997? How cool were they?! A small disc that never wears out, so you don’t have to worry about losing picture or sound on your favorite movies, and also takes up very little space compared to bulky VHS tapes. Also, remember how expensive they were? You were the coolest kid on the block if your family had a DVD player!

Fast forward 17 years (I know, it hurts me, too), and many people are now streaming video content on the Internet, often via mobile devices. DVDs are all but obsolete, and if you’re holding onto your collection, you can now play them through your kid’s game console. And those once-fancy DVD players can now be purchased for about $20.

My purpose for this trip down memory lane is to highlight how quickly things change, especially things revolving around technology, media, and the Internet.  More often than not consumers will look you up online prior to visiting your establishment. If your website is stuck in the dark ages – like watching VHS tapes on an analog television set — then that potential customer will most likely skip right past your site.

This article, published early this year, outlines 12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014.  Be sure to give it a glance before revamping or creating your website.

Also, in case you haven’t heard, Mitchell 1 now offers professional website design for SocialCRM customers! You can leave out the guess work entirely and let us worry about keeping up with the trends for you.  For more info call (888) 724-6742 ext. 6105.

Photo credit to “DK Digital DVD 1080 open” by Appaloosa – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

About the Author

Kristen Beals

Kristen Beals is a Support Agent for the Mitchell 1 SocialCRM product line. She joined Mitchell 1 in 2013, and has earned degrees in Automotive Restoration technology and English Professional Writing.