We at Varanidea build industry-leading websites. The difference between the site you may already have and one built by VARANIDEA is a combination of security, speed, and performance. Our websites are always hosted on their own VPS (Virtual Private Server), meaning that you never have to share server resources with anyone. Most website are hosted on shared servers, which means that at peak times of web traffic your website will likely run slowly due to your “neighbors” who you share a server with. If one of them gets malware or a lot of spam on their website, Google may penalize you as well if you share the same IP Address. All because your hosting provider is stuffing you on a single server shared with hundreds or even thousands of other websites.
Our websites are always on their own dedicated servers, with individual, dedicated IP Addresses. We always install and maintain SSL Certificates to encrypt the data back and forth between your website and your users. We make certain to build a global CDN into every site we create in order to decrease load times regardless of where you users are browsing from. We also optimize everything we build for mobile, to ensure a pleasantly smooth customer experience, whatever the platform.
We prefer to build our websites from scratch using raw code, however we understand that many businesses prefer a CMS which allows them to blog or keep their site up to date on their own. For this reason we build open source solutions on a wide variety of platforms. If you would like to transition your website onto either of these options, we would be happy to assist with that migration as well. We invite you to click on the articles below to read more in-depth information about our specific strengths.
There are several aspects of mobile optimization to consider that can benefit your web traffic.
1. Page Speed: the very nature of a mobile device brings about routine issues of web connectivity and hardware. Even more than optimizing pictures or images, the page code must be condensed to make browsing easier on the mobile browser’s caching and avoid redirects.
2. Don’t use Flash: not all mobile devices are equipped to run flash, which leaves a gaping hole in the website’s intended experience for the user.
3. Accidental clicks can be frustrating for a user if the website’s buttons are too small, too large, or even in the path of a scrolling finger.
4. When a website is designed for mobile optimization, it’s a necessity to remember that with a mobile device, there’s a much smaller screen than with a traditional laptop or desktop monitor. This means that your website’s display of information must be redesigned and some items even taken out or moved elsewhere on the webpage to avoid the original website simply being shrunk down to fit, but be too small for the user to read.
In order to establish an SSL connection for a website, an SSL certificate must first be obtained through an application process which identifies your company and your website. A website’s SSL certificate is unique to that individual web server and allows that website to establish an encrypted link to a user’s web browser.
The SSL connection provides a lock icon on the left side of the address bar within the web browser of a user; this notifies the user of the encrypted SSL connection to reassure them of their privacy and safety of all information exchanged on the website they are viewing. It is reassuring to note that SSL Certificates are only issued to legally accountable companies or individuals.
These websites are excellent for companies that do not change their content more than a few times per year and do not require interactive functionality outside the typical contact form or social media feed. They are fast due to being extremely “lightweight”, they look great on mobile, and contribute to an excellent web presence for any size company. These sites are typically one (1) to five (5) pages, but may be as large as ten (10) to twenty (20) pages.
By default, these deliverables include framework, design, rich media, and Tier 1 SEO.
We program by hand in multiple languages but also offer design services for a number of open source content management systems: Discourse, Drupal, Ghost, Magento, and WordPress.
If you are currently on a different platform and would like to consider a migration we would be happy to assist with that as well.