So you went and paid a web designer, or a firm, to create a website for your business and they gave you a website that was built using WordPress now what?
- Do you know anything about WordPress?
- Do you know how to use WordPress?
- Do you have any idea what WordPress can do or how it works?
Chances are the answer is “I have no idea” or “What is WordPress?”
This happens all too often for one reason or another. One of the biggest reasons web designers give clients WordPress is because its EASY!!! Clients just love the fact that they can login to the Dashboard and update their home page without calling the designer. That’s it, what a shame. There is so much more WordPress can do for both you and your business if you just took the time to configure WordPress and use it the way it was intended to be used.
Search Engines like Google are getting more and more helpful and when it comes to Search Engine Optimization for your website it is becoming more and more challenging to have your site perform well.
Many web designers use WordPress to build websites and understanding how WordPress works is important when trying to SEO your web pages.
- WordPress Website Design Cost
- Cost is always a concern and can vary dramatically depending on the size and nature of the website. Make sure you have the proper budget for the site you wish to have created.
- WordPress Website Design Prices
- Each website is unique and should be quoted accordingly. Be leery of package offerings and promotional deals. Find a designer that is willing to work with you and can handle the project from start to finish.
- WordPress Website Design Tutorial
- WordPress is merely a framework/platform. The Theme you select is what defines the look and function of the website. You can find basic tutorials that help and explain WordPress but finding ones that address specific issues will become more and more difficult as you configure your website.
- WordPress Website Design Software
- Software specific to WordPress does not really exist. There are many web design programs but if you don’t understand coding or how to format graphics you will probably get frustrated and waste your time.
- Custom WordPress Website Design
- Each WordPress Website is customized and personalized. No two are identical and that is why WordPress is so popular. The Website can be fairly simple or really complex, it is really up to you. You can setup WordPress to look and function in a variety of ways.
- WordPress Website Design Company
- Working with a design company is really up to you as to which one and what to look for. Ask questions and bear in mind the more people that are involved in the project the bigger the budget. Best advice is to work with the designer directly so you know what options you have and so you can answer any questions they may have.
- WordPress Website Design Services
- Design services vary as well from one to the next and depending on the project may be helpful. Avoid dealing with middle men and refrain from outsourcing your project for obvious reasons.
- WordPress Website Design Templates Free Download
- If you are going to use a free template, chances are you aren’t very serious about your website. If you are just starting out, free templates can be good to discover the differences from one to the next. You get what you pay for and using a free template is not really the best choice so be warned.
The term Responsive comes up more and more lately when it comes to designing a website, theme or template.
To most the term is confusing and the topic is muddy. Creating a website that is responsive takes a bit of planning and understanding. Not too long ago the term mobile ready was being tossed around quite a bit as well along with the term mobile app. Each of these terms mean something different and produce different out comes.
Having a website that is responsive means simply this. Your website is intentionally designed, programmed and organized so that the presentation, orientation delivery of each page and or section of your website is easily view-able and accessible equally on all devices from desktop computers to mobile phones and any other device that is capable of viewing internet content without having to provide multiple versions of the website itself or without having to zoom, pinch or scroll horizontally.
I’m a Web Programmer …..
That came as somewhat of a shock when I heard it. Recently I was at a meeting with other Web Designers going over some project details etc. when one of them turned to me and stated “You’re not a Web Designer, your a Web Programmer.” At first I wasn’t sure what to make of that statement. Looking around I noticed they all were using Dreamweaver on their Macs and it suddenly clear to me, I was the only one looking at code and not a WYSIWYG.
Took me a while but I guess I had made the transition from designer to programmer without even noticing it. As I looked around the room it became obvious why they were asking me the questions they had asking me and I just assumed all designers understood pure code. How wrong I was.