Modern Websites and Apps need to be implemented on new technologies because of various reasons. In current days, lots of technologies are outdated which are not providing quality services in this competitive world. You have to familiarize yourself with the basics of the available technologies and their pros and cons to understand the long-term impact they will have on your website.
We can't decide a single “right technology” for building websites. Many factors should be a part of your decision, such as your vendor’s experience, vendor’s collective team talents, development, and licensing costs, as well as your organization’s internal guidelines, website performance, maintainability, ease of scalability for growth and more.
Its time to be Familiar with yourself with new technologies :
You should not impose a specific technology on your developer, especially if it is not their first area of expertise. Your web developer should issue a recommendation with an explanation as to why the technology they recommend is the best choice for you.
At the same time, choosing the wrong technology or the web developer with insufficient experience in the technology can amount to a significant cost. To avoid costly mistakes, be sure that the following is true before you embark on the project.
Let's understand Some disadvantages of outdated Technologies :
1. Not provide an attractive appearance to websites :
When people visit your site, they see it as a reflection of your organization. If your site looks professional and is loaded with useful information readers will see you as an authority and expert. Likewise, if the site looks poorly designed and structured and/or out-of-date they’ll make the same assumptions about your company. The website should highlight your product and/or service and the layout should look harmonious and consistent.
Has your content got dates on it – blog posts, events and similar? It makes sense to remove or update out of date content. As websites mature and grow, it often becomes apparent that certain parts just aren’t working well anymore and are becoming outdated like using Flash.
2. Old Coding Practises & Techniques :
Does your website meet the basic web standards?Is your website is browser compatible?
Is the implemented programming language outdated?
An important factor you should consider is the increase in usability in web design. Every year web standards change radically and techniques to build websites become more advanced to comply with the latest standards. If your site was developed several years ago, it probably has a lot of unnecessary HTML code and may be slowing down your website loads speeds – which may, in turn, impact your ranking in the Google search results.
3. Effective use of calls to actions :
Many dated websites lack effective calls to actions that convert users to customers. A call-to-action (CTA) is a button or link that you place on your website to drive prospective customers to become leads by completing an action on your landing page. Is your USP and call to actions highlighted clearly on every landing page? As important, are they interesting enough to persuade your visitor to complete the desired action?
4. Absence of SEO Tools and Extensions :
Just like a website your digital marketing and SEO could need a refresh. If you don’t update your website it’s sure to fall in the search engine rankings. Search engines regard websites with the most recent content as the most relevant to web users.
5. Cross-Browser Compatible :
Once you take the time to learn a little about the history of web browsers and understand how they work, the need to build and test cross-compatible websites is clear. Between Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer, you can’t assume that your web page will look good and work correctly on everyone’s machine.
The most important and most common signs to look out for when you want to know if your site is becoming “old hat”. Although there may be other signals that you need a website update, there should be enough here to guide you on the right path.