We’ve been developing websites since the 1990s.
In that time, the web has developed from simple text-based pages using HTML, through complicated graphic designs, through animation and finally into the mature web that we know today.
Website design early on was about creating a bright and attractive-looking website, on a small monitor. Now we have a huge number of screen sizes and different devices to choose from.
Good website design now is about making a website work successfully on all of these different devices. It doesn’t just have to look nice, but it has to work well. Customers won’t use a website which is slow, or looks poor. So we’ve got to design a website which does all of these things.
Today, our websites take one of two forms. The first is WordPress-based, where we use the WordPress CMS as a framework to build your website. The second is bespoke (customised) coding, where we create a website for you entirely from scratch. There are major benefits to both approaches, but each project is unique and so the choice of which to use depends on the needs of the project.
WordPress-based websites are generally quicker to build, as using WordPress as a framework provides us with many of the basic features that we need when creating a website. WordPress has built-in content management features and can be customised with an enormous variety of plugins.
However there are times when using WordPress would be similar to trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Sometimes it just isn’t the right fit – and at those times we build websites using bespoke coding.
Bespoke coding has the advantage that the website can be created to match your requirements *exactly*. We can create a website for you without all of the extra features of WordPress – features that you probably won’t use, and which would just slow your site down. Our bespoke websites don’t require plugins, as we build the functions in directly. And this also means that it’s possible to extend your website’s functions in future, if you need to.
All in all, the choice of which type of development is most appropriate depends on your project and requirements. If you have any questions, the best thing to do is to <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>talk to us</a> directly. We’ll be glad to help.