Website Design FAQs
Top Questions Asked About "website design"
Your questions answered by Envisage Director Simon Owen, website designer
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It depends. The more information you can provide a website designer with, the faster (and cheaper) it will be. Also, the amount of pages required for a website makes a difference in cost.
You can use either a subscription product (ie. Wix or SquareSpace) to design a website yourself, or ask a website designer to design it for you. Either way, your website is built online and hidden from Google, until you are ready to launch it.
Everyone is their own worst client. As such, to build your own website could be a painfully lengthy exercise. However, by paying someone, like a good web designer, you receive an objective website result in a timely manner.
The best program to design a website is WordPress. It's free (no monthly subscription), open source and secure. WordPress now has drag and drop 'Blocks' for easy content layout.
An attractive website employs the following:
- Full width layout
- No more than 2 typefaces
- Careful balance between images and words
- Consistent and considered colour swatch
- Typographic hierarchy
- Responsive design
- Silo navigation architecture.
Not long. If you already have an existing company logo, some branding guidelines, per page website copy and some images, it takes 2-3 days to design a good website.
You can build a website with Google Web Designer, but it'll take time because it's not an intuitive design experience. Perhaps this will change as the GWD product develops over time.
Yes, WordPress is good for professional websites. Many, many professional business websites are powered and designed in WordPress. Deployed correctly, WordPress is secure, design-friendly and extendable. Also, Google loves WordPress!
SquareSpace, Wix, Shopify and Weebly are WordPress competitors. However, unlike WordPress, these site builders have limited design flexibility and charge monthly subscription fees.