Should you hire a Web Designer for your next web project? This is a common question that people ask themselves when they decide to redesign or start a new web design. When you are making the decision to hire a Web Designer there are some points you should consider before you begin.
- Are you using an existing WordPress theme or do you need custom layouts?
Look at everything your website currently offers and what it does not. Is your website content easy to update? Themes can be easy and great to use if they fit your ideals and business model. However, they can become a nuisance when they don’t offer the look you’re trying to achieve or don’t offer the functionality you need.
- Do you use page builder?
Right now there is trend of people wanting to save money on using a Web Designer or Web Developers so they use a page builder that let’s anyone become a web designer! Just download it to your website and start creating to your hearts content! What most of those page building companies don’t tell you is that those frameworks can be very site heavy and can slow down website load time. Which can create a negative user experience. Additionally, you still have to learn how to use it, and depending on what you build it may not be responsive or work well with mobile devices. It can give you a very locked in look, which means your layout is going to look like everyone else who uses the same builder. It can have possibility of not playing nice with other scripts running on your website, and your website is now fully dependent on that builder not ever having an issue.
When you a hire a web designer they are going to work with you to give you a unique design and your own templates setting you apart from competition and everyone else that is using a page builder. The design you get will be built into your WordPress site so it won’t be bloated and it won’t require you to deal with the sometimes large learning curve of a page builder. A template allow you to add your content and be done. Having a custom designed website makes all your processes more streamlined, leaving your time to focus on your business rather than deal with technical headaches from your website.
- Is your website dependent on SEO?
Proper webdesign is done with SEO considerations. A webdesigner considers factors such as audience, competition, and conversion. A poorly built website that was not built with the future marketing plans in mind or with past marketing efforts in mind can be disastrous. And a lot of popular web page building plugins use short-codes to translate your work, meaning if you ever dump that page builder, your content will no longer render on the page.
These are just some of the things to consider the next time you are ready to start a web project. Here at JS Web we are here to help and help you find the best fit for your next web project. Depending on budget and needs we can help lead you into having a designer help create a positive user experience.