Custom Web Design vs Templates
Custom Web Development: When you choose custom web design, your website will stand out. You can show off your business’ unique selling points and build to your exact specifications.
Custom web development solutions allow you to build your website however you need. You have unlimited design options available and while this does come at a higher cost, it’s a benefit that many businesses are unwilling to part with.
Overall, custom designs tend to be more customer focused and offer flexibility that you won’t find with templates. Your custom website is built with powerful scalability and personalized branding – two things that are often harder to find in templates.
Templates: Using a generic template is much simpler than designing your own custom website. With some website building tools, you don’t need any coding experience to create your site and most of the time, you’ll be able to edit and manage your new website without the help of a professional.
When you use a template, however, you are more limited in your abilities and personalization. Since you’re using a template, other businesses may have a website that looks similar to yours which can make branding difficult.
Additionally, you won’t be able to edit everything about the template. Sometimes, you may only be able to edit theme colors, fonts, and images.
While templates are easy to use and often cheaper, they aren’t always the best option. If your business needs a main platform to communicate and attract customers, going with a custom web design is often in your best interest.
Our Custom Web Development Process
Our custom web design process is simple and easy to follow. From start to finish, our experts are available to answer any questions and help you at any point. To give you a clearer idea about what to expect while we develop your custom website, here’s an outline of our web design process:
1. Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation, we’ll go over your business goals and needs so that we can better understand how your website should be built. We’ll take careful notes and ensure that we fully understand your expectations. Additionally, we’ll answer any questions you have, give you a full explanation of what to expect, and provide you with a price quote.
Our next step is to plan and strategize the initial design of your website, combining functionality with our creative ideas. We’ll create a rough draft of our website design and present it to you to approve and critique. We’ll take into account any changes you want made and provide you with complete mock-ups so you have a visual representation of your proposed website.
Once you’ve approved the design, our team starts developing your website. We’ll bring your website to life and put it through rigorous testing to ensure it runs smoothly and functions as expected. We finalize both front-end and back-end development and once we’re confident your website is fully developed to our high standards, we’ll present it to you for final approval.
When you’re happy with your website and it’s passed all our tests, it’s time to launch it! We’ll happily show you how to manage and run your website and stick around in case you need any assistance.
Even after your website is launched, the work isn’t done. Our team will perform routine maintenance on your website to ensure it continues to run smoothly and doesn’t encounter any security problems. We’ll continue to run it through tests and make updates so it is always up to date with SEO standards and ready to attract more customers.