Why Website Design Should Be Left To Professionals

Oct 4, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

With an ever-increasing range of cheap off the peg, DIY websites on offer, you may be tempted to bypass professional website designers and give it a go yourself. Here is why you may wish to reconsider.

Avoiding Website Downtime

You may have design experience and be confident that you can create a great website. That's great but you can't learn all there is to know about web development in a short space of time and creating a website that looks great across all platforms and devices, meet online criteria and guidelines isn't something you can learn simply by reading a few articles. Avoiding website downtime by keeping code up to date and being able to fix problems quickly is vital. The rapidly evolving design and functionality of devices and browsers can often affect the performance of a website, being able to respond to these changes efficiently can ensure minimal repercussions. Getting assistance from a professional at this stage can also be difficult as many designers will only edit and update their own code.

Trade Secrets

Well not so much secrets as knowledge garnered over years of experience. Where are the visitor's eye most directed, where is the best place to have a call to action, how can layout effect function and visitor conversion? These are just a few of the things a professional designer will consider.

Beauty Is Not A Priority

We all appreciate good design but this is far from the first thing on the list when creating a great website. Some of the most efficient sales generating websites are not about to win any awards for design. They do however use tried and tested formulas, combining this knowledge while creating a website that also presents a great company image is the key to great website design.

Device & Browser Compatibility

Quite often a website that looks wonderful on one device looks terrible on another. A good knowledge of responsive website design allows designers to put key design features in place that will ensure the website is compatible with a variety of devices. Poor responsive design can greatly affect your website's performance.

Search Engine Optimisation

SEO should never be an afterthought, it should be a key consideration throughout the design process. Professional website designers intuitively place content and select a layout that will perform best in page rankings.

Hiring a professional designer is not as expensive as you might think and can save you time and money in the long run. Get in touch today

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