Online website builders have become increasingly popular in recent years. They offer an easy and affordable way for individuals and small businesses to create a website without hiring a professional web designer. However, while these website builders may seem like a good option at first glance, there are several reasons why using them can be a bad idea.
Templates, templates and more templates!
One of the main drawbacks of using online website builders is that they often rely heavily on templates, and while templates can be a good starting point, they can also be extremely limiting. Many website builders offer a limited selection of templates, which can result in your website looking similar or ‘cookie cutter’ to other websites that use the exact same template. Additionally, templates may not be customisable enough to meet your specific needs or preferences.
TV-advertised web builders offer cheap and tantalising ways to make websites and stores, but at what real cost?
Is there anyone there?
Another major drawback with online website builders is the sheer lack of support. While they may seem easy to use at first, they can quickly become overwhelming, as many website builders have complex interfaces that can be difficult to navigate, especially if you’re not familiar with website design. Some though do offer customer support, but this will never be as comprehensive as you need, especially when you run into technical issues or have questions about how to use certain features leaving you to figure it out on your own. This can be wildly frustrating and time-consuming, especially if you’re not familiar with website design.
It seemed like a good idea at the time…
While online website builders may seem like an easy and affordable way to create a website, they come with several drawbacks. Templates can be limiting, support may be lacking, and using them can be frustrating. If you want a website that truly reflects your business and meets your specific needs, it’s worth investing in a professional web designer. A professional web designer can create a custom website that is tailored to your business and provides the support and additional tools that you’ll need to ensure your website is successful.
Making a difference
If you really, really want to use a fashionable web builder, then get us to build it right for you. We can design and build using some of the most popular web builders, including: SquareSpace, Shopify, Webflow and more.
We can be the difference maker to their success – as we can implement the same discovery, research and web development processes we use when creating our own clean and responsive websites. We can also optimise content and site performance as much as possible with these platforms, plan their management and care, and even roadmap their digital marketing and advertising.
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