Easy-build online tools are everywhere nowadays, however are they the right solution for an ambitious, unique project?
We live in a DIY era – so it’s tempting to believe that anyone can build their own WordPress website from scratch. How hard could it be? Everywhere you look, you’ll see builder packages that promise professional results for amateurs. Just choose your themes and fonts, publish it onto the web – and wait for the business to flood in.
Keeping it simple
At least, that’s the theory. Granted, there’s nothing wrong with a basic online builder package if you’re planning a small-scale, short-term website, perhaps for friends to check out your wedding photos. But if you’re an ambitious growing business that offers a portfolio of different services and needs strong brand recognition, then working with a specialist professional web design company is essential.
Building a website from a template
Website templates include pre-defined settings and functionality which is determined by the author/developer of the template. Users of pre-built website templates will be required to provide content (logos, colour palettes, images, copy) to the developer or to use a Content Management System that’s associated with the template and upload content directly. This can be a basic design, however, anything that’s required of the website, beyond simply existing, will be a tough challenge to rise to due to the restrictions of the template.
In a space filled with almost 2 billion websites, it’s getting more difficult every day to stand out online. There are many different stats online but anywhere from between 350 to 570 websites are reported to be created every minute! This is why a unique, attractive and powerful design is more important than ever to help you succeed and stand out online nowadays.
If you are using a template design, although quicker than a bespoke design, anybody is entitled to use that template, and it’s likely that a lot of people will! There is nothing to protect the copyright or IP of your website when using a template design.
This is why we at Westronpoint only ever create a bespoke design and build from scratch for our clients, that are one-of-a-kind, and never from a template. It means that together, Westronpoint and our clients can create something both sides can be truly proud of for years to come.