Looking for a web designer?
It’s time for you to create a company website or update an existing one, but a lot has changed in the last ten years online; it’s getting more accessible for non-designers to create websites by themselves. When you visit an attractive site, you might be looking at a custom-built creation done from scratch by a world-class designer, then coded by a highly trained website developer.
Or, it might be something that got created in an afternoon using user-friendly tools like Wix or Squarespace. And you know what? If it’s done right, you probably can’t even tell the difference! A custom website built from scratch might not be any better for you than a quick off-the-shelf template.
So, should you create a do-it-yourself website? Save some money? Or get a web design company to take care of it for you?
Well, that depends…
▶ Will you need custom features?
Basic templates might not have the features that you need for your business. Most of the easy to navigate website builders are limited. You might be able to add plugins for some functionality, but most companies will need some custom programming to get the website exactly how they need it.
▶ If you’re doing our job, who’s doing your job?
Did you hear the story about the chartered accountant that took a week off work to paint his house? Not only was he the highest-paid painter and decorator that week, but the final finish was mediocre and needed to be re-done by a professional. When we remember that time is more valuable than money, we realize that nothing is free!
▶ Don’t you want your website to be perfect?
There’s a difference between fast fashion and custom-fitted suits or dresses made to measure. Your company’s website should fit its image and objectives entirely since it will represent you for years to come, help you get more customers, and serve existing ones better. The effort spent now on getting it right will help your business run smoothly in the future.
▶ Are you an artist?
We don’t mean an oil painter or a sculptor, but do you have an eye for design? If so, can you translate that authentically into a website? Could this be done better with the assistance of a specialist web designer? It’s probably best to enquire before you put your design skills to the test! There are few considerations in life with higher stakes than the future of your company.
Get in touch!
These points are just food for thought, and it’s better that you give us a call or send an email so we can discuss options. If you don’t need a custom website and a simple DIY hosted solution that can be set up in a day is the right option, we’ll advise accordingly. You can hire us for a day and we can get you set up with minimum fuss or expense.
We’re always happy to advise, and you’re never under any obligation until you sign a contract! If you have an audacious web design project that we can get stuck into, then we want to hear about that too!
Here at OOTBI, we specialize in working with solar, windows, and health and safety companies, and those are our fortes. We deal with companies all over the world and have a fantastically dedicated team, so relax knowing that you’re always in safe hands with us.