TRICKS COLLECTION -- Most people that are thinking of having a website for their business or organisation will typically hire a web designer or web design agency to design and build the website for them. After all, it’s best to entrust such matters into the hands of professionals, right?
Well, that isn’t always the best thing to do. Just like with any trade, you are going to find good and bad web designers, and even the good ones don’t always get it right; you could potentially end up working with a web designer or agency that doesn’t properly convey the message that you want to get across to your customers and other key stakeholders.
Not only can this have the potential for disaster, but you might have also wasted hundreds or even thousands of pounds for nothing! Obviously this is not a great situation to be in, and so many folks try their hand at designing a website themselves using software such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
The trouble with using software like that is you have to be quite adept at using it. There are many professional web designers that use Dreamweaver, but because it is such a complex software program many designers often have to undertake lots of specialist training in order to fully get to grips with using it.
What web designers don’t want you to know
You might be feeling a little disheartened at this point, because you think that you are fast running out of options here – but actually there is one option open to you, and it’s an option that web designers across Britain are trying to keep a secret from people like yourself; I am, of course, talking about the use of website builder software!
There are many different types of website builder software programs out there, but they all have one thing in common: they want to make it easy for consumers like you to build your own websites!
Here are some reasons why you should seriously consider using website builder software:
- They are cheap to use – it’s quite frustrating to think that you could be paying a “professional” as much money as you would probably earn in an entire month to build you a website and end up with something useless. With website builder software, it is a very cost-effective (and sometimes even free) way to build your dream website;
- They are user friendly – desktop software like Adobe Dreamweaver which I mentioned a little earlier is aimed at professional web designers and not for end-users, whereas website builder software can be used by anyone;
- They offer powerful features – you might think website builders are a bit rubbish and offer designs that are very “cookie cutter”, but you would be surprised by the powerful features they offer. They certainly give enterprise-grade software a run for their money;
They save time – because you don’t have to spend ages learning about some new software program, how to code in HTML and CSS or know the difference between pixels and points, you can get your website up and running in no time!