Professionals VS Amateurs? Pro Design vs Web Builders: Battle of the Bastards.

When You ready to create your own website, You should to choose: build it yourself or hire a professional web designer? If You have an expirience of HTML, CSS there are no problems. You may to do it yourself. But will your website looks professional or another work with many over capitalizing fonts, CSS working in one Firefox only, dirty compressed images and spinning logo? Learning HTML and CSS just to create one website is a dumb spending of your time.

The first fact You should to know is free web-builders not exist! You may to find many web site builders. Many of them just claims as "free". But any from its need in monthly pay. The same wth free domain registration. If You find one, its cost divided month by month in ordered advanced plan. The second important thing: very often free web-builder made by web-programmer, not web-designer. No one web page builders with full properties list that You want. If it have no your wished property, you get a price list with... professiobal customize wev design for your query. Any way, web design from professional studio more affordable and looking more professionaly. You may win if you know color palette, mobile responsible design. Any usefull tricks as Free Domain Registration, Real-Time view of changing not covering by month pay. When You thinking about create your website with web-builder, note that it have negative cost, difficulty, time for customization, ongoing maintenance.

Check "free" options gathered from many of web-builders (no one have no all these options in one plan):

  • Free Website Building Service. Sorry, but it just claimed. If You find really free web-builders, note me in comments of this page. A lot of such builders using free or $0.99 per month but for the first year only. Your website not might be transfered to another place.
  • Free Domain, Emails, & Storage. Cost of free domains and more host space included in more cost planes (you may to check it yourself), free e-mails non free from promotion, even spam.
  • Professional Pre-Written Template Copies. Looks great but not unique. If You change images, design will worse.
  • Fully Customizable. Not really full customization. If You want to rule by any future properties of your website, order professional web design with CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. Any of it have real, not claimed full customization. Customization in web-builders too long process, may be you will not end it.
  • App Market Integrates Tons of Useful Applications. Not all of its really usefull, You don't need it all of its but will pay for all.
  • Website Coach Available For Enite Process.
  • Real-Time Site Stats Dashboard. Free Google Analytics have more functionality and flexibility.
  • Super Intuitive Drag & Drop. Great marketing trip!
  • Customizable Automatic Mobile Adaptation. Very hard to setup properly by non-professional. Try to use and You will know that I am right.
  • Complete eCommerce Package. Accessed, but need in another plan that too expensive. Professional designed web E-Commerce project more affordable.

Money Trap

If You want to know how many cost "free" web builder, check these links below:

$0.99 /month 1&1 Internet Hosting w/o Web Builder (12 months $0.99/month then $7.99/month).

$2.99 /month 1&1 Internet Hosting with Mobile Web Builder (starting at $2.99/month).

1&1 Mobile Website Builder automatically converts your existing website to be compatible with all mobile devices. Achieved through the recognition of the most commonly prompted contents by mobile devices, the intelligent recognition and optimization enables your website to be viewed in an optimal visual and technical layout for mobile users. All website content can be manually or automatically customized, in order for you website to be accessed by all mobile devices, whether smartphones, tablets or other devices.

We offer pre-designed templates for customers who don’t have an existing website. You can change and customize these templates to your individual preference. The mobile website can then be viewed on smartphones, tables and laptops.

$10 per month Weebly Website BuilderUnlimited Websites ($10 per month).

Weebly drag and drop website builder (simplicity powered by A Small Orange.) or another ones makes it easy to create a website without any technical skills. But a professionally looking website can help you promote your services, brand, hobbey or life philosofy. It will increase the confidence of your website visitors and get money to You. Please, check below website properties from web designers that not accesseble in web builders but very important.

  • Safety. Access for fresh updates, more strong administration zone security, safety from SQL injections, safety from file uploads, SSL protocol and security certificates.
  • Migrating. You may migrate from one server to another: any hosting or domain name anytime.
  • Spam protected contact / e-mail. To exlude chance that your emails will land in your user’s SPAM folder. Setup email limits and delays. We strongly recommend to use subscription plugins or professional email marketing service.
  • After sales support from expert technical team. Professionals from small or middle size agency that realy interested to fix problem to eliminate delays.
  • CMS – Content Management System. Most usable CMS like as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal has much larger community with free help that web builders. CMS are very flexible & customizable. Unlimited properties to be added to the site.
  • Affordable and customized prices. You may to get really full free design and high targeted e-commerce website for online webshop for $25000, but often cost in price range $49-$999
  • Backup with any settings. Full and incremental, automatic and manual, daily, weekly, monthly backups with many plugins and settings.
  • Professional customized e-commerce plugins. Dozen powerful e-commerce plugins with streamlined checkout process that dramatically increases your store’s conversion rate and switching between multiple dashboards without touching a single line of code.
  • You have all-in-one or any what You want without useless for You. No need choose from standard plans. You may to change all anytime.

Note me with just one example of inspired wev design from amateur! If You stop and interested in the web, just two ways possible: interesting content or original design. Are You agree with me?

To help You decide between web developers and builders, we create this table that confirm a winner in the Battle of the Bastards: Professionals VS Amateurs? Professional Web Design Versus Web Builders?

Web Builder
Monthly
$295 - $6099
  • -
  • -
  • Set of Templates
  • Non-Profit Sites
  • Free domain
  • Promotion Links
  • CMS type
  • Usefull Plugins
  • 24/7 Support
Professional design
Once
$4995 - $99995
  • Full ownership
  • No monthly fees
  • Unique design concepts
  • Any Types
  • Free domain
  • -
  • CMS type
  • Usefull Plugins
  • 24/7 Support
Round Winner
-
+
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / -
  • - / +
  • One / Any
  • Limited / Any
  • + / +

The conclusion that You want a site of your own. If You need a small budget covention website that very simple, with non-unique design, choose web-builder and be ready to spend a lot of time to create content for it. If your website need in customization, unique, professionally looking design, E-Commerce, inspiration, creative, order web design from web design agensy or web designer. May be You want to minimize start-up costs to ensure a good looking website using "free" website builder? Sorry, but if You are not professional, your work will be weak and fully unprofessional, even not ended. Professional web designer may to turn your web site requirements and project vision into real working professionally looking website that create money and free your time to focus on your business to raise your growth.

Profit-oriented websites should are professional designed. Creating web pages accessed for a dummy but very long and no guarantee. Professionally looking design coming from web agencies or talents.

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How to Make Your Website Successful

In this simple, easy-to-read instructional guide you will learn how to create a successful user-friendly web site project. There presented just first 10 tips to make web site at the first places of search engines and get good trafic and well conversion rate. I do not write in this article about security of website. My opinion that website security is very important for any web site but for professionals only. If You are newbie, a successful attack on your website leads to loose your data and a blacklisting of your site by Google and other search providers due infected site risks spreading malicious content. My professional experience may to advice triple or more trips to make your website more interesting, inspired, but the main advice the most important after all was made: keep improving your website constantly!

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1 How your website looks How looks elements of your website and how its  putting together: text, images, colors, fonts, buttons, visual effects, videos etc. A website’s design can have a huge impact on how often website visitors purchase. Visitors aproove and thrust You.
2 Right domain name If You choose your domain unique name properly, You get more chances for 1st place in search engines for your search keyword and people remember it without shortcuts. Domain name must be short, easier to remember, brandable for commerce resource. Reflects your future website, business or blog.
3 Place at search engines Connecting with a properly Search Engine Optimisation will improve the visibility of a website in search engines and will help you stay competitive in the long run. Main goal for all are to get free traffic from Google, the most popular search engine in the world. More visitors from SEO trafic.
4 Mobile responsive design Surfing the internet with a mobile device is the normal practice our days. A mobile responsive website is a website that detects what device your visitor is using and automatically adjusts the layout to the properly screen size. More and more people are purchasing goods or viewing websites from their mobile device instead of driving to the store. Make Your website mobile for any visitor.
5 User friendly All web page elements easy accesseble from any browser and types of screen, especially mobile devices. Make sure that your navigation is simple and easy to follow. Your logo to identify your name must be placed at the top and to the left. Navigation must be placed at the top or to the left side of your website. Easy to navigate and ensure customers return.
6 Incorporate social elements Links from pages of your website leads to social networks with people sharing your interests. Product reviews and follow buttons help you to raise trafic and conversion rate. Additional target traffic.
7 Advanced funcionality Access to any changes everytime. Choose variant with maximal flexibility to get any changes that you want. When You planning to create website, You may to forget or make false decision concerning forum, e-commerce, newsletter, security. Change your project, its description, prices, marketing strategy.
8 Easy contacts Many methods to contact You: from e-mail or web forms and phone to Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, ICQ. Very important to hide e-mail in web form to eliminate spam bots. Make it easy for people to contact you.
9 E-mail subscription There are a lot of good reasons for email subscription. Maintain contact with your customers, quickly transit information to your subscribers, make product announcements or note about updates to your site and the main: return old visitors again to your website after long term. Collect Email Subscribers and return visitors to your website.
10 Easy comments Make sure you can receive feedback from your viewers. People will disagree with you, but they are entitled to their opinion. Possibility to reach another people with advanced thinks.
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