So you want to build a website…
As the age of technology continues on, and many organizations and businesses see the benefits of having a website to represent their online status, the question is being asked over and over again: Can I design my own website? The simple answer is this: yes. You can build your own website and there are many resources available to do so. If you have done any research into building a website, you have probably seen a few website designing sites popup several times. The most popular places to build your own website are Wix, Squarespace, GoDaddy, WordPress, and Weebly, plus the plethora of other sites not mentioned.
Build-it-yourself website platforms have definitely made designing a website for businesses easier and more accessible, but they are not always the best option when it comes to creating an online space that showcases a business. While sites like Wix, Squarespace, GoDaddy, and Weebly make designing your own website easy, they also make designing your own website a process that lacks the uniqueness of your business. These website designing platforms use templates that look homogenous across the websites they create. The templates are cookie cutter and look like an obvious stock option that you chose from a few templates. Another problem found with these platforms is that they have very few options for website integration. Important plugins that you may desire or need for your website are often not available on or supported by Wix, Squarespace, GoDaddy, and Weebly. Additionally, these platforms do not allow for as much engagement on your website. Due to the use of more simple templates, there is less room for you to include engaging website content for users, lowering the user’s experience. These website designing platforms allow easy access to build a space, but you lose out when it comes to functionality and one-of-a-kind looking and operating sites.
Why we use WordPress:
Our recommendation for a website building platform is WordPress. We use WordPress here at Designed for the Kingdom for a number of reasons. WordPress is the industry standard platform for web designers, and it got that status because where other platforms fall short, WordPress has the ability to meet a web designer’s needs, and we think it is the best option at least 90% of the time. WordPress is a very flexible platform, making the designers job of creating a unique, user friendly, and engaging website much easier. WordPress gives designers the opportunity to build from scratch or to pick and choose elements from templates, giving way for a custom build every time. WordPress also works with most major plugins and website integrations that not only help with designing the website but also provides an excellent experience for the users of the site.
Why use a web designer?
If you can build your own website, why are web designers still important? Web designers can help your business not only by creating your online platform, but by bringing in more business. Web designers know and keep track of the trends of online content, specifically websites, and how to boost a website’s SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO brings in more traffic to your website, creating a higher chance of a potential client finding you and using your business. Web designers are well versed in integrating softwares into websites that make the users experience fluid and easy.
We’re here to help.
We at MORE want to help you build a website for your business. We are located in Athens, Georgia, and we create web design and branding for businesses with care. Our team works to create a website that is responsive, has high SEO, and works well for you and your clients. With our mission to help companies and individuals see their true value through websites and branding and our vision to create a culture of recognizing value, MORE is looking to help you through the web design process. Contact us about how we can work with you to meet your web design needs.