Responsive web and Mobile Development
Custom Web Design is something that is quickly taking over most of the marketing scene. Companies are becoming more popular when they develop their own website instead of buying a template that is just constantly being recycled through every new business setting up, week by week.
Using a coder/developer to build your own custom website shows to your audience that you’re willing to put time and effort into your business instead of purchasing a template and editing it for use on your own website.
By using a custom website, the coding will be more adaptable to your business’ needs. For example, if you need to integrate a new piece of information into your website, it may be difficult when using a template but if you have a coder on hand to make the implementation quickly, it will be much more time-efficient.
However, there are setbacks of using a custom coded website.
If you’re planning on editing the coding yourself, you obviously need to know how to edit the code. You would need to make sure that you’re not deleting important lines of codes or else it won’t look visually pleasing on your website’s front-end.
You would also need to take into consideration the cost of having a developer create you a custom coded website. It’s may be more expensive than you think. For a single, average coder, it takes approximately 3 weeks to build a custom website. If they are factoring in the cost of labour, plus the time spent building the website, it is going to mount up to a cost you may not be expecting.
Contrasting this, you have the option of Templates. However, you’ll need to be careful when choosing your template. You don’t want to pick one that is being used by your competitors, or else it will make you look lazy, if you’re not willing to find one that is going to suit your website.
Why can templates be a good idea?:
- Most carry inspiration that you cannot see from a developer.
- If you have a very low budget, this could work for you.
- Shorter development time means your website can be up quicker.
Why can templates be a bad idea?:
- Most are recycled throughout the same industry
- You are limited on the amount of customization.