Single Page vs. Multipage Mobile-Responsive Website Design

With thanks to Tom Ewer. You can read the full article here.

SINGLE PAGE OR MULTIPLE PAGE DESIGN – WHAT’S BETTER FOR YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE?

CHOOSING BETWEEN SINGLE OR MULTI PAGE DESIGNS SOMETIMES REQUIRES A LOT OF THOUGHT. HERE ARE A FEW GUIDELINES THAT MIGHT HELP YOU.

Those familiar with WordPress’ history will know that it has its roots placed firmly in blogging.

But fast-forward to present day and you are arguably as likely to see a ‘traditional’ website running on WordPress than you are to see a blog. The world’s favorite Content Management System (CMS) has come a long way since its b2/cafelog days. And while creating a WordPress website that doesn’t operate as a blog is now a piece of cake, that added functionality opens up a veritable Pandora’s box of questions.

In this article I want to address one of those questions: should you choose a single page or a multiple page design for your WordPress website? With the growth in popularity of single page designs over the past year or so, it is a more relevant question than ever. Once you’re done reading this piece, you’ll know which option is right for you. Read more

Preserving Search Engine ranking when doing a responsive website redesign

Converting a fixed-layout website to a responsive design website can ruin search engine ranking unless the responsive website redesign is done right. On the other hand, a conversion done the right way will usually raise search engine ranking, simply because most existing websites are not particularly search engine friendly. All the responsive websites I make are search engine friendly.

“Search engine friendly” simply means that the site structure allows the search engine bots to easily access every page and post, menus are such that the search engines can figure out where the really important pages are, and the text on those pages is organized so the search engines can figure out which words and phrases are most relevant to the central theme of the website.

The main reason redesigns ruin ranking is because many designers don’t take care to preserve all of the URLs – not just URLs for pages, but for posts, and media too. The first step in doing this right is to Read more