Emperor Palpatine - Return of the Jedi
That's right, the website that you poured your heart and soul into, that you've become so proud of and couldn't wait to show off, is now leading your friends technology into a dark pit of momentary oblivion!
The Prologue: I spent a year writing articles for my Facebook page and creating vlogs for youtube. I then finally decided, that with the amount of content I had, I could easily populate a website and I wanted to up my social media game by creating an official hub of my blogs and vlogs. I knew I was going to use one of those website-builder thingymebobs, but which one to choose? In finally picking a very popular one, with seemingly good reviews (it will remain anonymous) there was nothing more annoying than having transported all those articles, all those pictures, all those videos, re-editing text and changing pictures - only to receive feedback from friends that my content was great, but my site was digitally anti-social.
The 5 Reasons I Had To Change My Website Builder
This is the age of the mobile phone and tablet. If your website is not friendly to these pantheon technologies, I would estimate that 80% of your views, per day just went into the toilet.
Timeout - I'm gone!
Once your website URL has been typed into your location/navigation bar, you shouldn't be able to go to Tunisia, build a house, come back and still be waiting for the site to load up. Yes, this is bad and for the generation that has the attention span of a dead ferret...
When opening your site shuts down people's phones, causes frequent freezing and sends computers to crash, one might say that you have a problem.
Depending what web browser is being used, your site can appear all higgildey pigildey and out of alignment. Text goes off screen, pictures appear in the wrong places and video has a barrage of problems functioning.
Flexibility...the lack of!
It's great that you have many templates to choose from, but why can't I interchange from one to another if I get bored? And why do certain phones not support the your system, why, why, why! Some say the man doth protest too much against website builders in general, but NO, I like the idea of website builders, the control and convenience is great. But for some companies the idea of a competent function has not been fully realised.
Farewell TDD 1.0