Here are the top 3 reasons why professional web designers want you to try to build your own website:
- It’s Not As Easy As It Looks
Don’t be seduced by how easy the marketing of the DIY options make web development seem. If you’ve already fallen for it, then there’s a good chance you’re one of the many thousands who now realize planning, designing, developing & maintaining a website is not as easy as you wanted it to be. Like any design related industry, it takes training and years of experience to know which colors and design elements should be used to best represent a brand or visual goal. And once a website is designed, the best way to achieve what you want is to utilize the flexibility that comes with a professionally developed website rather than trying to work within the box DIY routes put you in.
You can learn more about the limitations of DIY web design here
- Recognize The Value Of A Professional
For those many individuals who have attempted the DIY route only to come to the above understanding, they have subsequently learned to recognize the value of a professional. Like a plumbing, painting, or vehicle repair task, if you don’t have the knowledge and experience to handle the job, you’re probably going to deal with headaches while spending a lot of time making the problem worse. It’s only when we’re elbow deep in spilled paint or car oil that we realize the less expensive and simpler route would have been to hire a professional. A DIY route may be cheap (never free), but your time is money, don’t waste it.
- We Have A Head Start
If you have chosen to take a shot at building your own website, and are now trying to fix the mistake by hiring a professional, thank you. Not only are you a more educated consumer in terms of what it takes to build a website, you’ve also made your professional web designers job quite a bit easier. While the website you’ve built obviously doesn’t work for you, it isn’t necessarily useless. Most of the time what you’ve built will give us a better insight into what it is you’re after. A failed DIY website can usually let us know what pages & special features you’d like and help illustrate generally what look & colors you’re after. It’s in essence a rough draft for us to improve upon in order to build you the polished final draft you’re looking for.
The end result of attempting the DIY route is usually a better understanding and acceptance as to why you should choose to utilize a professional web designer.