With online web design platforms such as Wix and Squarespace, it’s easy to take designing your own website into your own hands! But is this a good idea and have you thought about what you’re getting yourself into? While these platforms claim to be drag and drop and easy to use, their functionality is limited and can be confusing for someone without web experience.
Think about the future
The first thing to think about is whether you have the time to spend learning a new platform. Would you be happy to potentially pay someone for help if needed? Web designers and developers do offer custom Squarespace templates if you’re keen on using something other than WordPress (or another CMS platform). But it’s important to think about what you want from your website. Especially in the future. If you create something that works for now, but you know you’ll need different functionality in a year, it’s best to setup for that to save you time and money in the long term.
Invest in knowledge
If you hire a web designer and developer to create your website, you’ll not only be guaranteed a beautiful website, but you’re also investing in the knowledge that the designer has. They work on websites every single day, they see what works and what doesn’t and have already done all of the fiddling to perfect their art.
It often ends in frustration if you try and create something yourself. It won’t look professional and clean, and therefore your customers will look elsewhere. You want a website that will create trust and direct your target audience to the right place.
At the end of the day, investing in a web designer and developer to take care of your site will save you time and money in the long term. Save yourself heartache and contact us today to find out how we can help create your dream website.