a Mumby Media website really is different!
a Mumby Media website:
- Is uniquely designed to represent the nature of your business, and limited by your imagination.
- Is responsively designed to render the same content beautifully on any sized device, in portrait or landscape mode.
- Meets or exceeds stringent criteria for performance, accessibility, best practice, and W3C compliance.
- Incorporates Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) by design.
- Uses a mixture of text and imagery to maximise information transfer and SEO benefit, and to minimise scrolling and page weight.
- Will generally use only resources from your own server; usually under 20 server requests per page.
- Loads resources in an optimised sequence for faster, smoother rendering.
- Doesn't load anything it doesn't need.
- Is helpful to search engine bots but downright nasty to spam bots.
- Can be edited by anyone using basic computer skills.
- Doesn't follow fashion.
... and as a consequence:
- Is blazingly fast (we aim for page loads around one second).
- Is Google friendly (usually 98-100 out of 100 on their Pagespeed Insights tool).
- Is "mobile-first" indexed by Google, contributing to page rank.
- Is more likely to be found in a search.
- Is more engaging.
a typical web design service website
(or a free website):
- Is designed and limited by the resources and capabilities of the software used.
- Is designed for a desktop, and may only be partly responsive or need alternative navigation and content for mobile devices.
- Looks nice (except to Google and Bing).
- Is written in software-generated code which is typically 10x more cumbersome than it needs to be, and includes legacy code for 20 year-old computers.
- Relies on a plug-in for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
- Is heavily reliant on images, which have almost no SEO benefit, but cause more scrolling and ponderously heavy pages.
- Uses resources (including scripts, fonts, styles and graphics) from multiple servers overseas, frequently 100-200 server requests per page.
- Loads resources haphazardly, which can slow or interrupt page rendering.
- May load bundled stuff it never uses.
- What's a bot?
- Can't easily be edited without the software that created it.
- Quickly goes out of fashion.
... and as a consequence:
- Is slower than a wet week (some page loads over 20 sec). People won't wait for it.
- Doesn't rate with Google (often less than 20 out of 100 on their Pagespeed Insights tool)
- May not qualify for Google's "mobile-first" indexing, costing page rank
- Is less likely to be found in a search.
- Risks being faintly boring.