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Advanced computer science degrees are no longer a requirement for building websites. While many people make a living developing websites, with today’s intuitive, user-friendly apps most average smartphone users can actually build websites with nothing more than a smartphone and the right apps. First, programmers choose a host for the website. Most Web hosting providers offer templates for quickly and easily building and customizing your website.
Buying Enough Minutes
Even with the point-and-click apps used to create most owner-operator websites and the maintenance-free nature of most Web hosting, building and maintaining websites is time-consuming. Programmers must invest in an unlimited plan, even if it’s significantly more costly than a plan with a dedicated number of minutes each month. Some apps used for Website development are free and others are paid. Always choose top-rated apps over free ones with lower user ratings. Prepaid cell phone plans can be very helpful in assuring there are no suprises when bill time comes at the end of the month.
Battery Life is Essential
Programmers always prepare for every eventuality by investing in spare batteries. No app works without adequate battery life. If the phone is in use for 8 to 10 hours per day, one spare battery might suffice. If away from a power source for longer periods of time, it pays to have 3 to 4 spare batteries. Programmers often calculate what revenue would be lost if the website was down for a whole day. Most likely, the cost of the extra batteries is far less than the cost of loosing website traffic for a day. Also, programmers must consider the marketing costs it took to drive traffic to the website in the first place. These funds are wasted if the website goes down when those hard-earned hits come knocking.
Buying Enough Bandwidth
Any app is only as good as its ability to connect to the server. Serious programmers invest in the best bandwidth they can get, and make sure the carrier chosen offers good coverage in the areas where most work will take place. There are several ways to determine how well certain places are covered by a specific cell service provider. Programmers look for customer reviews from that area and read blog posts by tech gurus that know a great deal about most anything cell-related in any given region. If these bloggers don’t know, they can likely find someone who does. Apps are available to help users find the best locations for receiving service.
Not all smartphones are the same. What looks great on the native browser of one phone might not look as good on another. A programmer always tests the website on several platforms to assure that the users of one phone get the same quality experience on the website as users of another cell provider. Some apps allow programmers to mimic another smartphone for testing purposes.