Droidnytt have used DigitaFairytales long time before the brand were created. The website is a six year old news site that covers everything about Android, in Norwegian.
We have always had a good conversation and discuss ideas from that there have been created five different versions with categories, reviews and social media all integrated in the site. Everything is done to create a well thought out, quick loading news site that everyone can enjoy.
We started by getting them a brand new logo, new colors. And a brand new front page, we got to optimize the content for any device. By using News SEO technics and optimize it for 2017. The difference was night and day but still the same good face.
Speed & Optimization
This page was over 3 GB in size, and full raw photos where used. DigitalFairytales tok on the challenge to “smush” and optimize all images for all articles!
We moved Droidnytt to a new host, and now using Caching features and PHP 7 they are ready for 2017. This was a time consuming task, but the speed improvements was amazing.
We cut the size of the whole website in half when it comes to storage. Loading times where improved from 14 seconds loading time and 17 MB Big page (Yes the front page would take ages, due raw photos where used)
Here is the new results.
As the image shows the optimization was a success Loading speed of roughly 4 seconds and 1.4MB in size.
Droidnytt wanted a page with better colors, more focus on content and reviews and social media. Here are some screenshots of the old pages. Dating back all the way to 2013 and 2015.
We found out that the best approach here would to go with the Google Material colors as this is used in Android itself. We changed the page around to be more focused on the user engagement and the reviews.
And the end results
Malware Disinfection & Security
Anyone can check for malware and viruses, but the trouble with malware on websites is that its inside the code, and mostly on WordPress pages they also leave back doors.
We used intensive scans and found the malware on the old server, after this we isolated all of the malware and removed it. Once removed, we checked a few more things and prepared for a server move. Once we where happy that the page did not have any more back doors or malware attached to it, we upgraded the security and tested for all known malware. Our WordPress Care Plans comes with security tests and optimization plans, therefor Droidnytt chose to opt-in for this, to have a monthly report, and always see the progress of their site, now they don’t need to worry about the page but they can do what they do best. Write amazing articles for their users. We also implemented SSL / HTTPS for them for additional security.
Social Media Strategy
We helped Droidnytt setup a better plan for Social Media, targeting norwegian users. Just by the first few days they had seen a increase of around 200% of users reading the new website and staying longer.
DigitalFairytales has always been our go-to web developers, and is excellent in designing and developing a great site. I can always discuss what I want with the site, and we always end up with the best solution, which is usually not the first one I thought out. The development-process never ends, and DigitalFairytales puts in all their effort to create a site that is perfect for my readers and me. I would recommend them in a pinch. I look forward to work even more with DigitalFairytales to create stories good stories that I can share with my readers.Oskar G Paulsrud - Editor-in-chiefWe have been working with Droidnytt for several years (even before DigitalFairytales was created), but this time we wanted to really make a big change, so we now have given them a BRAND NEW logo We will continue to improve their page, and we can already see after the facelift that more and more people are reading their articles. We look forward to keep working with Droidnytt in the feature