Why You Need A Web Designer
There is so much to building a successful website and online business. Things like understanding what potential customers really want, content marketing, paid advertisements, sales funnels, conversion optimization, search engine optimization and a lot more.
A great looking website can help you promote your brand and increase confidence of your visitors to your website, plus when you hand them your business card with your website address on it, makes your business look more legitimate and they can go look around your website. If you have an online store then they can shop while visiting.
Indeed a fresh and beautiful website makes your business look more legitimate and having a great website design works alongside your business like a silent partner. A great website design is often “the business”, but not always (i.e.) online shopping. More importantly it helps your business be recognized in your local community and surrounding area. A great website design is only the beginning though, you need a designer that can make your website secure as well as look great. Today a lot of so-called website designers have no clue what an htaccess file is or what it’s for, and they don’t even know where it’s located. Do you know what an htaccess file is or what to do with it? If you do you’re already ahead of the crowd. Obviously there’s a lot more to website security than just the htaccess file but we’ll go into that another time.
You can do a search on any of the search engines and find out what an htaccess file is, but be ready for some confusion on what to do with it and all the things you need to put in it. One bad line of code or something out-of-place will crash your website and you wont be able to get back into it. Nope you can’t just log in again, sorry but that’s not how it works. It takes up a lot of time trying to learn website security to do it right. Sure there are some plugins that can do some of it for you but, well I’ll leave that for another time.
Any website designer or developer worth their salt should absolutely know what an htaccess file is and what to do with it, sadly that seems not to be the case. One other thing worthy of mention is the fact there is not just one kind of htaccess file, Now days with all the different web servers in production you have to know which one your web hosting account is using before you can start planning any security.
Having a website designer is especially helpful when you have a new start-up or have only been in business for a short time. Ask yourself a couple of questions.
Do I really want a cookie cutter website?
Do I have time to learn what took others years to learn?
Do I know how to secure my website?
Do I need to spend all of my time on the business?
If your answer was.
I need to spend all of my time on the business.
I don’t have time to learn how to build a great looking website.
I don’t have time to learn how to secure my website.
I don’t know what to do if something goes wrong.
Then you need Visual Media Fx to handle your new website design.
Now days there’s a lot of point and click cookie cutter style websites that offer pre-designed websites and software that you can work on by yourself, but do you have the extra time to do it and do it correctly?
Do you really want to be limited in your choices and control of what your new website will look like?
Do you know how to optimize the entire website along with optimized images, optimized text and the SEO?
Naturally you don’t have to have a degree in website designing to create an average looking cookie cutter style website, Unfortunately your website will never rank well on the search engines because your website is not optimized for speed, ranking and often not optimized for mobile devices. You need an optimized website if you want it to work very well.