There are two occasions when you really need to think of availing the services of a web design company. Either you are planning to revamp your existing site or blog or you are in the market to get a new website designed for your latest online business or personal endeavour.
If you want a new website, then the reason for that is obvious. Every business needs some kind of online presence because the internet is no longer an optional experience for many of us.
It is a mandatory part of any business and personal experience and if you have anything to offer in the form of a service to people, they automatically expect that you would have an online destination where they can find out more about you and your services.
As far as revamping is concerned, this is something you have to look into once in two or three years. The internet is like biology. Similar to how all the organisms on our planet are in a state of consistent evolution, the internet with its variety of websites is also evolving all the time.
Some of these changes are more rapid than others with new technologies replacing old ones. If you have had a website for more than a decade then you would fondly remember that some of the things which were relevant back then are no longer relevant today.
Some aspects of your website may no longer exist while other items will have to be added. For instance, a decade ago, the best way to contact a person was through his email address found on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Today though, it is much more convenient to contact the same person through social network alternatives like Facebook or Twitter. Previously, the only way you could call someone was through a landline or a mobile. Now, you can quite as easily call a person over Skype to discuss business. The times are changing and you have got to go with the times.
Involving A Designer
We are going to assume that you do not know much or for that matter anything about web design. That’s fair enough because you ought to know about your business and not about web technologies.
That means, you are looking to hire some kind of a website design service to do the website development work for you. Since a website is the face of your business, it is of high value that this digital face on the World Wide Web will make a good impression with your site visitors.
There are some arguments that suggest that, instead of hiring a web designer, you are better off by using self-help design tools to get the job done. You probably are letting a hosting company take care of your hosting needs of the website.
There has always been the trend with hosting providers to bundle some kind of a free website development kit that they will claim in bold letters as being the best in the world. In fact, the hosting service ads will have you believe that you cannot go wrong with their site building kits.
Problem With Site Building Tools
There is nothing wrong with using site building tools that much credit is due to the hosting company’s bundled software package. In fact, they can get things up and running for you in a matter of minutes. Your hosting fees do include this site building package, so you are not doing anything wrong by using these tools to get a higher return on your investment.
Most of the tools are well integrated into their corresponding hosting services which take all the complexities involved in website building and hosting out of the equation. You may even be pleased with yourself when you build your own website.
The problem is in fact associated with the loss of identity that comes with using these site building tools. Let us explain how this works. Just like you probably thousands of other customers of your hosting company have received these site building kits.
At most, a standard website building kit will include fifty or a hundred site design themes. Even if, ten percent of all customers decide to use these ready to use themes to build their site, you still have a large amount of sites out there which all look the same.
If your website, which is your business’s online identity is going to look just like hundreds of other websites, what is the point of having a website? It beats the whole point of having a website. So, get that unique identity to your website by engaging a design firm.
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