And we can wave goodbye to the extortionate prices of the old days. As with anything computer related, web design and online commerce is a fast growing market with new technology coming out all the time. Tasks are becoming easier and quicker with the end products more robust and better looking. As such the old age of needlessly convoluted web development is drawing to a close. Let’s not get too hasty. The requirement for web programmers will always be there. The biggest of the biggest businesses and corporate entities will need expansive web development and back end databases which require a lot of work to build and even more to maintain. However, Jim’s ceramics shop from down the road is not in need of such an extensive website.
Small Business Web Design for the Modern Era
Many of the small businesses I speak to in and around london web design agency realise the benefits of operating online. Chances are that your business will gain an advantage in some form by providing an online service; even if it is as simple as saying – where we are, what we do, and how to find us. The Internet is a beautifully integrated medium and nowadays websites such as Yelp and Google Maps can tell us where to shop and make the whole process that little bit easier. This is a vital medium for any business looking to expand, and could very be the defining feature that puts you above your competitors.
But what are the costs involved? Surely it’s an expensive thing to get done?
Should you forgo the standard route and find a web agency to create your site end to end from nothing. You will be told that a budget of at least a couple grand is required. Starting from the drawing board consumes many man hours and requires a lot of hard work. Many of my clients do not require such a process, and I am happy to advise them that this is not the only way. The chances are that if your business needs a website, even with quite specific functionality, someone else has already been in the same boat as you already. There is a wealth of open source applications, widgets and other material that make many of the tasks that would have been time consuming, quick easy and professional.