Creating a website for your business can come across as a daunting task. Especially if you don’t know anything about code or web design. This is why a lot of business owners love the DIY type of websites such as Squarespace or Wix. They are easy to set up. You don’t need to know anything about code and there are plenty of temples to choose from.
Easy right? Not exactly.
We discuss why you shouldn’t opt for the DIY website builders and instead hire a web developer when creating a website for your business.
3 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Web Developer When Creating A Website For Your Business.
1. You’re Creating A Website From Scratch
Basic websites can be built with templates and pages builders. But for custom work you’ll need the help of a web developer.
A front end developer is someone who designs user experience. They keep the visibility of the website consistent across devices and operating systems. This is important since your website needs to be accessible on laptops, phones, tablets, etc.
A back end developer is needed for complex web applications. This includes security features and data management.
2. You Want To Update Your Website With A New Look
Website designers are perfect when it comes to creating a new website design. Their skills when it comes to the aesthetics of websites are great. Also they will usually work in conjunction with others. An example is a web designer working with a front end developer. Sometimes the changes are more complicated and go beyond simple visual changes.
3. You Need E-Commerce Features Or Content Management
A back end developer is needed for this type of project. The customizations needed to manage a large system is complicated. As a result it’s hard to learn on your own. A back end developer will get the job done right.
Why Avoid DIY Website Builders?
DIY websites can’t do any of the above. You’re stuck with pre approved templates and only so much can be changed within the template. This leads to very cookie cutter websites that look the same as everyone else’s. Also, setting up the website is quick but when it comes to putting it together it can take up a lot of time. You will likely spend up to hours dragging and dropping photos until you get it exactly the way you want. Finally, lack of flexibility. If you decide that you’d like to change your template you might have to start from scratch. It’s not always possible to simply transfer all of your work to a new template.
Web developers put in the functionality that websites need. They will make it safe and secure. They will also set up monitoring and analytics systems. This allows you to see the traffic going to your website and how users are interacting with it. Point and click templates don’t do this.
Hiring a web developer will take out the headache of managing complicated systems. It will also ensure a properly built website.
Are you looking to freshen up your website? Or looking to add features to your e-Commerce store? Maybe you’re looking to build a website from the ground up. In the end it comes down to what you’re looking for and how a web developer can help you. Talk to us today if you’re interested in learning more.