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A question about webdesign

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Gambel, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Gambel

    Gambel Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I want to embark on the journey of webdesign and have my own company. A decision I am faced with is to start off with wordpress (as Im familiar with it) or to learn more effective ways to design a site. This will increase my learning curve and prolong starting off with things but will be more helpful long-term to me and my customers. I say this because of the limiting capabilities of wordpress. Am I overthinking and should just take action with offering wordpress or do I have a valid point in wanting to offer customers something they will be better of with?

    For the ones who agree, in which way do you guys think I should learn webdesign.

    For the ones who do not agree, wont it affect me longterm as in branding and being limited in the scope of services I will be able to offer?
     
  2. wtastudio

    wtastudio Newbie

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    Actually I also need to make a similar decision. However, I'm not so sceptical about wordpress, as since my very first client I have always accomplished all of their needs and wishes by using only this content management system.

    And if you or your team members are able to create a custom theme and even a plugin or two, I think it's a good idea to stay with wordpress and focusing on making it all happen. After all, it's a very popular, reliable, widely customizable and user-friendly platform. It will suit the vast majority of your customers' needs, and you can always extend your services in the future by providing your own CMS (or whatever) if you decide to do so.
     
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thread moved to the Web Design section.
     
  4. 1ksao

    1ksao Regular Member

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    Stick with WordPress. I don't know how familiar you are with it but it is extremely powerful and I use it for all of my clients. HTML sites are old news and people want a solid CMS to add their own posts or pages.
     
  5. Jodly

    Jodly Regular Member

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    Yeah, don't bother yourself with random HTML scripts. WordPress is extremely popular, if you are good, you'll have plenty of work with WordPress alone.
     
  6. Megha120

    Megha120 Junior Member

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    Creating website from zero is a way hard to work even for someone experienced. My point is you don't need that if you are able and might know how to use wp
     
  7. Gambel

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    I guess spending time everyday to check if the sites are not broken because of updates is a way to pitch for a higher monthly maintenance cost.

    The one thing I have understood from BHW is to not undersell yourself combine that with actually having the best interest for your customers and your set.

    Wordpress it is.

    Thanks guys
     
  8. rashedhns

    rashedhns Junior Member

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    First you should learn it by using some CMS script. Set up your website and set all working. After than you should start working with code and implement it in your website.
     
  9. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Stick to WordPress. Working with it every day will help you get more skilled, and wp market is still very alive. A lot of work that pays well.