July 20th, 2011
When I initially began my web designing business five years back, I didn’t have any experience, customers, money or any clue about building websites. For my first attempt at a dynamic website I purchased a book on ASP programming and by making use of the book I designed my very own simple content management system. It was very hard. It took me almost two months and cost about $10,000.
Last week we launched a dynamic CMS based website for a client and it took us one day and cost $299.
Back in 2006, it was quite difficult to create a website and you actually had to be a web developer to do it. Open source programs had not yet kicked off. Majority of the of the websites were custom programmed by the web developers. If at all they made use of a CMS, it would be the ones created by themselves. Either way, you had to be a programming geek if you wanted to build your own website.
Thus several businesses didn’t have dynamic websites at all.
Fortunately the times have changed…
These days it is not really necessary to be a programmer to build a website. After my initial venture into ASP, I tried to figure out an open source system which I could make use of; which is when I discovered great systems such as Joomla! and WordPress that could be utilized for back end client websites. I never looked back once I began using these open source systems.
I do have programmers on my staff, however there is no programming needed for an average small business website. At least for people like me who’re utilizing open source systems such as Joomla! and WordPress it is not required. All the programming work is already been executed for you.
This is the reason why you don’t have to be paying a web developer to build your website. If you’re paying for developing small business websites:
1) They either have not been utilizing the free systems obtainable and are still trapped in the dark ages coding the site by hand or 2) They’re making use of their own CMS that makes it difficult for you to move on if you wish to.
While it is rather easy to build a website these days, it isn’t easy to build a good one. As a matter of fact you can argue that since it is pretty easy to build one, the task of developing websites in lots of cases is put back in the hands of the business proprietor.
Hence there are actually a lot of self-built websites of average quality in the sea of small business websites. When you merge this with the number of legacy websites online from back in the day, it paints are incredibly grim picture of the quality of websites online. Here lies the opening.
In the good old days, you just needed to have an online presence, but now the probability is in possessing websites which stands out from the various average websites with a website which works correctly.
So who should you hire?
Now the question is if you do not want to hire a web developer, who should be responsible for creating your website. Building a website needs a whole lot of different skills, some that can be provided by yourself and a few by your provider. Below is a list of ingredients which are needed for building an incredible website.
You’re the most important ingredient for creating your own website as:
1. An individual can create an incredible website only around a goal and you are the only one who would be in a position to express the strategies for your business. 2. Great websites will give the visitors accurately what they are seeking. You’re the only one who’ll be able to find out what your consumer wants and how to pull their strings. 3. You will have to exhibit something unique. You’ll be the person who knows what is unique about your business. 4. You will have to work out a plan with your provider to generate traffic and a lot of traffic will come through your own attempts.
1. You’ve to make certain that your provider is a fine designer because great websites will look good. 2. Your provider needs to be flexible and open as you’ll require CMS which is easy for you to maintain. 3. Your provider requires to find out about web promotion and assist you to generate traffic to your website.
Making use of the services of a web developer to create website is near to over. If you wish to take the present opportunity you will need more.
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