Site Speed Optimization

There Is Always Room for Improvement...

Site Speed Matters!

site speed measureing

Site speed matters a lot to us. If you are hosting with us, you already have a fast – loading, speed optimized website. Most of our client websites have a site speed ranking of A, somewhere between 90% and 98%.
However, the delivery can still be improved by applying a Content Delivery Network (CDN) which we offer as an add-on for a low annual fee. Then your site will be automatically delivered to any visitor from the closest server of a worldwide delivery network instead of just one location.

What May Slow down a Website?

1. Large, Unscaled Images

Web development has shifted towards large “hero” images. Large images can mean increased download time when no efforts have been done to optimize for size. Our example shows that speed can be achieved with great “hero” images. Also, any graphics should be reduced to the size used.

2. Cache Configuration Errors

Did you know that most content on any website is being cached nowadays? There are many ways of doing that, one of them happens in your web browser. All elements should have “expiration dates” so that they do not have to be downloaded again and again. Tweaking this can increase the site speed considerably.

3. Plugins

Each and every additional function that requires an additional plugin might affect loading time and with that potential visitors. Outdated plugins can also pose security risks. Our latest technology allows us to skip 75% of the plugins we used before. That means more site speed and stability, fewer concerns about compatibility and hacking.

4. Themes:

While many local web design companies utilize customized all-purpose themes (you may notice them by a relatively “generic” or “seen that before” look), we use a custom theme on a premium framework. We love sleek, elegant, and simple solutions without big luggage.

If you are in doubt about the performance of your site, please do not hesitate to call us.

You may also use our Free Website Review.

Sedona Website Design has done a wonderful job over the past 7 years providing and updating our website, help with online calendar and bookings, assisting us whenever we run into a snag. Matt is always responsive and helpful. We could not ask for better service.

Pam Marshall
Arizona Natural History Association

Matt has been our web-host for over 6 years and has been responsive and easy to work with in addition to the reasonable pricing. Thanks, Matt!

Brenda Leza
Sedona Community Center

Matt redesigned my website and took it to a whole new level. I am so proud of it. He was responsive, helpful, resourceful, professional, and fun to work with. He went the extra mile in making sure my transition was smooth from my old provider to this new platform. If you are starting from scratch or ready for your site to be refreshed, I highly recommend contacting Matt at Sedona Website Design.

Ami Sarasvati LearntoplayNAF.com

Top notch service and assistance on helping me get my website up and running. I already have sales occurring and look forward to seeing great results. Matt is not only great at what he does, but he is also a lot of fun to work with as they help get you going. I highly recommend you put them to work for you. You will be happy you did!

Robert Black
Entrepeneur

Matt has been a huge help in setting up my website. Great service. Creative. A pleasure to work with!

Suzanne Forcese
Author and Distributor

Clean work with an easy-to-follow navigation system. An elegant and appealing layout that encourages my visitors to view more pages on the site. Excellent service in helping out with anything I needed. I would highly recommend it!

Rosella Baroni
Owner, Mystical Bazaar

It has been so pleasant and easy to to develop my website with Matt. Whenever I need anything, he quickly responds and follows up. I recommend him ! Thank you Matt!

Sangita Blognesi
Psychic Reader

Just wonderful. Responds within minutes to any updating needs or concerns. I can recommend Matt wholeheartedly for a professional, elegant website.

Chaya Mueller Bronstein
Massage Therapist and Psychic Reader

Sedona Web Design has provided design service, maintenance, support and hosting for all three of our ventures for over 10 years. Service has always been prompt, reliable and reasonably priced. We have recommend them many times.

Jim Bullock
Events by Showstoppers