The frustration faced by web designers trying to get their businesses off the ground is that many people looking for “cheap web design” expect to pay someone £50 and receive a fully functioning singing and dancing website. This is because there are plenty of platforms for building “free” websites across the web. Some customers find these sites, give it a go and realise they can’t be bothered or become stumped with the technical aspects and start to look for a professional to help them out.
But what many internet users aren’t aware of is that professional web design isn’t just about making things look nice. It’s an intracate, skilled and analytic process. Building a unique website that functions correctly takes time and experience. Professional web designers don’t use off the shelf design packages for one simple reason – they have major limitations. A site built in a “free” design package will not rank properly in search engines, might not keep your customers details secure and will be likely to be slow running and mis-behaving. The design aspect of the site is likely to be pretty limited too. If your site is built on a free platform, you’ll have to put up with this. If your site has been designed by a professional especially for you, your web designer will have installed correct coding that can be easily identified and updated by other designers if something stops working or you fancy a colour change.
The lesson here is, you get what you pay for and if you want a long term stress free solution for your website it’s worth the investment of paying a professional to do the job right first time.