Why You Should Consider Coding Your Own Site Instead Of Using A Website Builder Like Wix Or Squarespace
If you’re looking to create a website and aren’t sure where to start, let’s lay out the options. You can use a website builder like Wix, Squarespace, or WordPress or you can have the website coded from scratch. For some, the choice may be obvious depending on their company’s priorities. If you’re not sure which direction to go, take a look at the next graphic:
Website builders can offer a solution that seems almost too good to be true – a new fresh website you can easily create for a low cost! The downfall of this is mainly the fact that you are limited to the offered templates. These websites look good, no doubt. They just may not look original. They may not make your company stand out. For this reason, website builders fall under the category of FAST AND CHEAP.
On the other hand, you can have a professional designer custom make your website. They are not limited to templates and can converse with you about what you’d like to see. This process falls under the category of HIGH QUALITY AND FAST.
The last method you can consider is coding the site yourself. We love creativity, so this is the method we recommend. You can exercise your own creativity and build your skills without having to go through other methods. There are countless tutorials one can follow to learn these skills! If you are willing to put in the time, you can create a successful website that is both HIGH QUALITY AND LOW COST.
In the end, the method you choose will depend on your needs. If you wish to become some type of developer in the future, you should 100% learn to do these types of tasks. Code your own website and pick up tricks along the way! If you, instead, are looking for a quick and easy way to put up a site then, by all means, go through Wix or WordPress. If you want a more professional feel and have the budget for it, then hire a designer.
None of these methods are set in stone. You can always experiment to find the right way to create a site that’s right for you; the right way to create a site that makes you look unique.