Them or Us
There are plenty of DIY projects that you can tackle yourself, but your web site is NOT one of them!
Some people think it’s simple to build a web site. There are many DIY web designing tools available which allow you to “drag & drop” pictures, and “insert text” making it look so easy. Keep in mind that these tools use templates that are generic and not specifically designed to meet your business needs and/or goals.
What a Pro Knows
Web development requires behind the scenes coding that’s done by skilled web developers. Building a great looking website is hard and incredibly time consuming. A professional will know:
- Simplicity – Adding unnecessary design elements (i.e., elements that serve no functional purpose) to your website will only make it harder for visitors to accomplish what they’re trying to achieve.
- Navigation – Ideally, a visitor should be able to arrive on your website and not have to think extensively about where they should click next — moving from point A to point B should be as pain-free as possible.
- Consistency – Backgrounds, color schemes, typefaces, and even the tone of your writing are all areas where being consistent can have a positive impact.
- Compatibility – In order to provide a truly great user experience, your site needs to be compatible with the different devices (and operating systems, and browsers) that your visitors are using.
Rather than spend valuable time working on a DIY web site you should be focusing on your clients, your staff, your business. We like to say, work on your business…not in your business.
Perception Vs. Reality
You might think it is easy to build a website, but does it look professional and, most importantly, is it going to perform and promote your business? Perception is everything and having a professional looking web site is vital if you’re going to win clients and beat the competition.
A DIY website will only get you so far, but inevitably your site will look homemade and, unless homemade is your thing, it won’t be something you can proudly show to your clients or potential customers. If you consider the real cost of having an unprofessional web design you’ll see that it’s more about lost opportunities.
To learn more, contact QC Total Tech today at 563-823-1114 or visit http://www.qctotaltech.com/our-services/web-design/