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It’s Not Like It Used To be

Back in the late 1990’s, when we first started doing web design, it was a great deal different than it is now. We created websites using Adobe GoLive.  We had dial up modems, the most popular browser was Netscape, there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. The smartphone was a thing of the future.

When we created a website, we submitted it to what few search engines there were at the time. A simple click of “add a site” was usually all there was to it. There were only around 100,00 websites on “the net” as compared to over 150 million right now.

Now however, we have to design and develop websites to meet the changing needs of not only the populace, but the constantly evolving technology. When we create a website today, it has to be mobile friendly to adapt to smartphones and tablets. We must incorporate proper meta tags, follow the current best practices for markup, install analytics, help set up social media sources, make sure the client is verified with the major search engines. And the list goes on.

Sometimes as we go through our seemingly endless checklist, it’s easy to wish it was like it used to be “back in the day”.