In my previous blog post, “How to Check If Your Website Is Mobile Friendly”, I provide a list of free tools to check if your existing website is mobile friendly. However, if you find that your website does not support mobile devices, then what are your next steps? In this blog post, I will tell you how to make your website mobile friendly. But first…
A Case Study/Guide
Background and Goal
Our corporate website was built primarily using VB.NET ASP.NET Web Forms. We have done a good job of keeping up with the features of the latest .NET framework releases, and we are happy with the power and readability of VB.NET (it’s extremely similar to C# in most respects).
Recently I was trying to optimize a SQL query in our legacy code. The code, schema, and indexes had not changed in several years, but suddenly we were seeing severe timeout errors in our logs, and users were getting frustrated.
When considering the impact that performance tuning WordPress has on consumers, consider the following. According to Webpronews.com, Shopzilla achieved a 25% increase in pageviews and 7% to 12% in revenue increase by improving the speed of their website. 75% of users said that they would not return to a website that took longer than four seconds to load and that nearly half of the users expect the webpages to load in two seconds or less.
The fastest kind of website is one with static content, without images and saved to a single file, like an HTML page.
However, this solution is not scalable since it is not easy to change content over time nor is it visibly appealing, since everyone loves to look at pictures not just text.
Like all household or office moves, converting a website or blog from one platform to another can be a daunting task. However with the right tools and steps, it is very easy to migrate from Movable Type to WordPress.