The idea of building your own website can be very tempting. After all, it’s much cheaper, you have full control over the site’s look and feel, and all the website building platforms make it look so easy. However, we strongly advise that you hire a professional website designer. Here’s why.
A website is more than skin deep
Yes, it’s very important to design a pretty site that makes your customers go ‘wow’. But it’s much more crucial to have a site that is technically sound, optimised for the search engines, and delivers a fantastic user experience. All of that can be close to impossible to achieve unless you’re a professional web developer.
It’s much harder than you think
We think it’s down to popular sites like SquareSpace and Wix that offer customers the ability to build their own sites using a handy template, but many people don’t realise the sheer amount of work that goes into developing a professional website. Even with a template, you will still need to do a lot of work to make the site look good and feel like a real, authentic storefront. Leave it to the pros.
You could run into problems
From time to time, we hear horror stories of issues encountered due to a DIY site build – everything from data breaches to someone messing with the code and crashing the whole site! Don’t cut corners with something as valuable to your business as its website.
The quality is worth it
At the end of the day, your website is something that is going to represent your business for years to come. It is an investment, but it’s one that is well worth the cost. A professional website designer can tailor your site layout to exact specifications, and create a look that is unmistakably yours.
Need to hire a professional website designer?
Here at eclipse, our web developers have extensive experience in all things technical. Whether you need an ecommerce solution or simply an online presence for your brand, we have the expertise to develop the site that you need on time and on budget.
Call us on 01244 347 545 or send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.