Creating your website with a site creator.

What kind of website do you want to build?

powerful web design choices

Before investing in a website, it's important to get a good idea of what you're up against. On the surface, there are a large number of choices in how you can build your website. In reality, there are only 3.

I'll help you clear up some of the misconceptions marketers have masked over web design; answer these important questions to avoid spending your time and money on something that does not work.

Why are you making this site?

There are things to do before building a website. If you're paying others to build your site for you, there are things you should know about web design. If you're opting for a "free" solution, it would benefit you to learn about the web design and development process to get a glimpse of the miles you'll have to travel to arrive at your destination website.

Once you've clearly defined your purpose and set realistic goals, it's time to decide how you'll build your site.

There are 3 ways you can make a website.

No matter the label, websites are made using these 3 solutions:

  1. Learn web design (graphic and UI design) and development (programming and back-end service workers).
  2. Create your site with a CMS, WYSIWYG editor, or ""site builder" software.
  3. Hire someone else to make your website for you.

There are no shortcuts to a great website. For that, you'll have to go beyond web design.You can build a decent site fairly easily. You can build a good site with a bit of hard work. To build a great website, you need the expertise of pros.

Creating your own content, marketing your site, and keeping everything working as it should is a full time job on its own.

Unless you're getting into this to work in web design, you can find much better uses for your time.

There is no substitute for a professionally crafted web site.

You'll need a diverse set of specialized skills to create a site capable of generating results. It takes years to learn what you'll need to be able to build sites the native way (using code - the thing that makes every part of your websites possible) with precision.

Don't wait until you've spent countless hours fighting pixels or wasted thousands on hacks.

Hire professionals.

I handle programming, UX, and SEO. I have a network of talented artists, designers, copywriters, and motion graphics experts to handle the rest. You can go cheap, you can go for free, or you can have a site that attracts and converts.

Choose well, my friends.