Fast Websites in Singapore: How to Get It Designed

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Website speed often seems like the concern of someone else when you first design a websites in Singapore


Website design is always the priority. Website speed comes later. Web speed is vital for a site that is massive and receiving a lot of traffic. However, that’s where you go wrong. Website speed is meant to be set as you create your website henceforth. The speed has to be built from the onset.


What does website speed mean? A sites speed means how fast the website runs and how fast it loads on a browser. These two aspects are crucial and must be considered. Majority of people still have slow internet access, low-end processors and 3G internet. These may not be fast enough.


Website speed is essential regarding sales, conversions of online users to business clients, and people are regularly visiting your website for more information. Slow website means the opposite where clients will walk away from your website. This article contains some technical tips to help you improve the speed of your website.


One of the constant aspects of the internet is competition. The tips below will help you remain competitive in the online marketing business by especially in the increased growth of digital marketing agency in Singapore.


You should take and start it from the top


Speed optimization should be a top priority as you begin designing other contents of your website. Am sure you won’t have all the visitors on your site as web designers, so you don’t have to develop the webpage in the extreme. If the website content is slowing you down, no kind of optimization can fix your website speed. There are various ways in which the content can slow down your website.


Massive Images


Large images have no doubt sell better than smaller images. However, if not optimized, they may slow your website speed. You should make sure they are used sparingly and are appropriately compressed to avoid slowing of your website speed. More so, you can use SVG. For example, the average web page served to mobiles is about 1MB. Big images are the bigger cause of the slow down problem.

Website speed is of enormous significance. With fast speed, you can have the best of both worlds with a quicker implementation of responsive images. People browsing using their desktop are more likely to have a faster internet in loading bigger images compared to mobile devices users.


Image Properties


We already discussed how large images slow down your website speed. Now, we look deeper into the properties of the images in your site. You should not be using raster images for things like background colors, shadows, gradients and icons on your website. It is advisable for you to use HTML, CSS or SVG. Codes are lighter as compared to jpeg files or .png files.


Slow Download Due To Design Elements


Poorly-planned web design and wrong codes result in a slow website. This is despite the light and straightforward content regarding text and small images. Bad web design often occurs due to the urge to make your site fancy while leaving out the essential things. Your goal should not be replacing Flash with CSS3, JavaScript and HTML5. Your clients envy the information, products, and services you offer not the fancy scripts bouncing around the website screen.


Its The Fancy Stuff That Slows Your Site Down


There is stuff that is not essential in your websites such as a bunch of animations or some shiny what hits. These are not necessities for your site to be effective. They slow down the speed of your website. However, this doesn’t mean you should leave your website page as blank. It means that you should way any additional style against your user’s experience. Does it make the experience of your clients more exciting? You should always weigh the need for extra stuff and whether you need it more advanced or as an actual app. Animations on web pages have managed to slow down any gaming PC. It will be a more significant frustration for a user trying to browse the website with a mobile or tablet. There are plenty of JavaScript plugins that do not require any frameworks and may be appropriate to add up spicy stuff in your website.


Too Much Code


HTML and CSS frameworks is an important subject about the website speed. To design a simple website, you don’t require whole massive frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap. The frameworks are essential in cutting down the front-end development time but may not deserve the worth of extra loading time. Customization of frameworks is the best thing if you want to apply it to your website. By customization, you will remove the stuff that you don’t need in your site. For most of the more prominent frameworks including HTML and CSS, they offer easy ways of customization.


Ads and Other Third-party Content


Ads are mostly mixed with the body of articles hence feature as content in the website. Often, Ads networks slow down your site as their networks are slower. You will have situations where half the page contents have loaded while the Ads take a long time before they fully respond. It is crucial that you double check your website Ads to make sure they are well implemented and responds fast enough. Similarly, you should check all other third-party content to make sure that the material has an optimum speed to prevent setbacks.


Is Your Site Faster Now?


This tip on making your website speed faster is a startup set to get you started as you build your first website. There is a lot more to learn most if you are using a complex hosting device such as CMS like WordPress. Professionals from website design companies like MediaOne are always ready to help you in case of any inquiry.


About the Author

Tom Koh

Tom is the CEO and Principal Consultant of MediaOne, a leading digital marketing agency. He has consulted for MNCs like Canon, Maybank, Capitaland, SingTel, ST Engineering, WWF, Cambridge University, as well as Government organisations like Enterprise Singapore, Ministry of Law, National Galleries, NTUC, e2i, SingHealth. His articles are published and referenced in CNA, Straits Times, MoneyFM, Financial Times, Yahoo! Finance, Hubspot, Zendesk, CIO Advisor.


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