Red Adair said it the best “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur”. The web design industry has grown immensely in the past decade. With the recent demand of internet savvy people, it has spawned a huge amount of less than capable web design “guru’s”. The current “web guru” has to wear many hats, from designer, developer, social media strategist and online marketer. What are your strengths and weaknesses in this field?
Who runs the web design industry?
There is a staggering 20.1 billion websites currently online. The task of creating all of these websites is split up between developers, designers and DIY users. There are a wide variety of ways to create a website but the most common ways are content management systems like Joomla, Drupal, Magento or my personal favourite WordPress. When deciding what route to take, the options always primarily depend on cost. Even though getting a professional to create your online presence can be quite costly, getting an amateur can get you a sub par website that you will eventually have to be redone anyways. The ultimate lesson in this web design industry analysis is you get what you pay for. [Source]
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