Starting a website is easy. Platforms like WordPress makes it easy for anyone to get stuck in and find their voice online. But that doesn’t mean that it is easy to do well. Many people start a website quickly, only to find that no one reads it, it doesn’t work well and that it doesn’t look as they’d like it to.
For some, this isn’t a problem. Their website is a hobby; they’ve got plenty of time to learn, to make mistakes and to take risks. They’ve got time to learn slowly, and this can be a joyful experience, and ultimately have excellent results. But not everyone is blessed with this time to make mistakes. If your website is for your business, or indeed, your whole business, you need to get it right. You need your website to work, to be professional and to attract an audience. Custom website design might be something that you consider, so let’s take a look at some of the reasons it’s worth your investment.
Your Website Will Stand Out
There are billions of web pages out there. Most of them are blogs, and hobby sites, or old pages that haven’t been updated for a long time. Many of them use a free WordPress theme or a theme that they have bought from a designer. They aren’t custom, and while their owners might have made some changes to layout, color and font, they won’t be unique. A custom website design will be unique to your site. It will look professional and well designed, and it will stand out from the rest.
It Will Work Well
Those websites that use a standard theme weren’t built to do what you need them to do. The layout might work, but it won’t be ideal. Have a site designed and it will be completely tailored to your needs. Even better, as your needs change, or advancements make new things possible, your designer will be able to make changes to keep you up to date.
Loading Speeds with Be Competitive
Your website must be fast if you want viewers and customers. We expect the pages that we visit to load quickly. Where once we were happy to wait 20 minutes just to connect to the internet, now we won’t wait 20 seconds for a page to load. We’re so used to fast internet access. We expect pages to load quickly. If we have to wait even for a few seconds, we’re likely to click away. A custom website that works exactly as you need it will load quickly and keep visitors happy.
It Will be Mobile-Friendly
Your site also needs to be mobile-friendly. Most users today view websites on a smaller screen at least some of the time. We shop online. We browse sites. We google queries. A custom design will ensure your site works precisely as you need it to, on any size screen.
You’ll Have Competent Support
Good designers don’t just give you a file to upload and then vanish. They’ll be there to support you and make changes if you need them too. They may even issue and install updates and make routine checks.