Let’s start with the most important part of your online profile – your website. Whether you realize it or not, making the right choice for a website designer can make or break your business. It may seem like any web designer should be able to design whatever type of website you envision, but this is simply not true. A good website takes more than just some fancy graphics and some links to social media sites. Many aspects go into creating an engaging user experience on your website, including ease of use, marketing-friendly elements, mobile friendliness, and much more.
For example, if I am looking at two different websites one which has taken 5 years to build up some content and social media following may have difficultly gaining new members while the other website may have low content but has a mobile app easily downloaded giving them an advantage with ease of use…
People have become so used to social media sites, they come to expect certain features on websites. They don’t want to have to go hunting for information or navigate complex menus to get the information they need. So your web page must be easy enough for anyone to use, even if they are not particularly Internet- savvy. Many people also come equipped with cutting-edge technology built into their phones and other devices that allow them access to the internet at all times. This means that if your site isn’t optimized for these kinds of users, you will lose business just because of poor design.
Choosing a web designer who understands all of the aspects of modern web design is essential to creating and maintaining a successful and professional online profile. Local website design companies can help ensure that your site is innovative and modern, giving you an edge over competitors due to the recent advances in technology. Below are some reasons why choosing a local website company may be better than designing it yourself or using one of those do-it-yourself builders:
1) Your local developer will likely provide better service by taking more time to get to know you and your business needs, ensuring they understand what your goals for the project are. Whereas if you choose a DIY builder this may be very difficult without having previous experience with such platforms
2) Your local developer is likely to provide a better website in the long run by taking more time to get to know you and your business needs, ensuring they understand what your goals for the project are.
3) Your web designer will have access to better technology, allowing them to create truly unique sites. They also have easier access to cutting-edge design patterns that can give your site an advantage over competitors.
4) Since your local web designer has to live in your community, being part of the same culture as you, they are more likely to understand what kind of information and images will help convey your intended message.
Whereas if you choose a DIY builder this is not always the case as companies like SquareSpace do not require much knowledge about marketing nor design theory.The result may be very bland-looking sites that do not attract attention or give off an impression that would best suit their company’s needs.