We don’t design Web Sites! … Strange way to promote a ‘web-company’ don’t you think?
But it’s an admission of weaknesses in order to concentrate on strengths.
Perhaps I should rephrase it –
‘We don’t design websites but we know someone who does‘!
It’s silly for me to spend hours poring over Photoshop wondering if that blue goes with green, when someone else knows in an instant. So we outsource all design work and project manage until the pretty graphics files are returned.
But is design all that’s involved in website design?
There are some designers who can turn their photoshop files into WordPress, Typo3, Joomla (or whatever other CMS you have chosen) compatible theme – but they are rare. That’s where we come to the fore, slicing & dicing to make the design work like a website.
CMS? You need one of them too?
In my opinion, any website provider not setting their clients up on a Content Management System should be dragged out to the stocks, to have rotting vegetables thrown at them!
There’s no excuse for a site not to based on some sort of CMS and in my view, the easier the better.
My plug is for WordPress, the CMS running this site (as well as about 76 million sites like this) – We were using a far more comprehensive beast titled Typo3 but it was far in excess of our needs. WordPress powers millions of sites and best of all, it’s free.
It’s also easy to learn and operate – which means you shouldn’t HAVE to call in your ‘Web Designer’ every time you need a change or addition … it’s possible for even the most junior of your staff to edit in WordPress after minutes of training.
So make the change, get a fresh new look & keep your site up to date – there’s nothing Google likes more than changing, relevant content … it’s what the Internet is all about!
And while you’re at it, don’t forget about Social Media … your customers haven’t!