If you're looking to set up a new website for yourself or your business you've likely seen advertising for services that promise you a quick and easy "do it yourself" approach. While some of these services are very good, the reality is that they're built for people who already have some level of knowledge in web design. This is not to say that you can't design a website on your own, you'll just be better served if you have a professional around to get you started. What do we mean? Good question.
Designing a website for today's visitors requires an education in how the new web works. With the increasing use of mobile devices as the primary personal computer, users are now shopping and retrieving all sorts of information from their phones and tablets. A web designer knows that your site will need to be responsive and adapt seamlessly to different viewing devices.
A web designer also knows that you'll need social media integration and sharing strategies involved in the development of your site. Of course, this is not to say that you don't know this information, it is only to illustrate that as we move forward, the topic of designing your own site becomes a bit more complicated.
A good approach, given that we've barely scratched the surface of what you'll need to consider when designing a web site for success (think Search Engine Optimization). What this means is you'll work with a professional web designer (like the awesome team we have here at REM) to get your site up and running, and then (our Customer Success Manager) will teach you how to do content updates to the site, yourself (WebWiz@rd is a very easy to use software package). There is much value in working together!
So, Why Do I Need a Web Designer?
Maybe you do, maybe you don't, but we hope you have a better idea now that you've gotten our input. We look forward to talking to you about the excellent services we can offer at REM Web Solutions.