…And the messes we clean up.
We do a lot of work on other peoples’ websites. Often times people come to us to fix their websites because someone built them a bad website.
Let’s dig in to what we mean…
Defining bad and good
Bad and good are subjective and slippery. They’re different for different people/groups/purposes and depending on the needs being met by the website. Generally speaking though—and for our purposes—a goodwebsite:
- meets all the technical requirements, AKA it functions as it’s supposed to
- is easy to navigate and find information without being told where to go
- has backups in place in case anything goes wrong
- is accessed by secure login credentials
- is made with clean, well-organized code and has no additional bells and whistles beyond what it needs (I’m looking at you, premium WP themes)
- runs on up-to-date software on a secure server
- can be used by most/all people, even those with legacy software (to an extent) and/or alternative accessibility needs
A bad website is one that doesn’t meet at least two of these requirements. If it fails to meet three or more of these requirements you can consider yourself ready for a strategic overhaul. Read more