Website Design

Blog - DIY Web Design Nightmares

Here at GroupM7, we believe the more websites there are, the better.

However, a lot of sites out there are designed by optimistic individuals with only a basic understanding of web design. As a result, their finished products appear makeshift at best and disastrous at worst.

Here are some of the true horrors we see on a regular basis:

Lack of Responsive Design

A lot of DIY web designers might manage to cobble together a website that looks decent on a computer screen, but that's not enough in 2017.

These days, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are constantly used to browse the Internet. If your website won't function properly on those devices and a huge chunk of your visitors have negative experiences trying to access information about your business, you'll miss out on potential customers.

Mobile simply cannot be an afterthought. And for the most flexible and responsive design, you'll need the skill of the experts.

Weak SEO

DIY web designers might be able to get your logo and info up on a page, but if nobody can find that page, what's the point?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is what brings in the visitors -- i.e. the customers. If you try the DIY route to save money but fail in the SEO department, all you've done is waste time and money.

A professional web designer, on the other hand, knows the ins-and-outs of Google Analytics and the nuances of development that can dramatically improve your SEO and generate far more leads.

Tech Catastrophes

Let's face it -- web design is rarely an exact science. Stuff happens.

A button stops working on your homepage that directs users to your social media platforms. One of your product pages just won't open, no matter what you do. Or maybe your whole website falls apart at the seams for no apparent reason.

So if you don't have a professional team supporting you, what do you do when things inevitably come crashing down? Let's not find out.

Lack of Consistency

People love exploring a website that's visually engaging. But that most definitely does not mean you should throw everything at the wall (or web page) to see what sticks.

An inexperienced web designer will likely try this, believing the chaotic mess of colors and design elements are proof of value. If it all works, great, but without a clear direction or theme, it's just as bad as a blank page.

So if you want conciseness of vision, that's where experience comes into play. With the help of a web design team like GroupM7, you'll end up with a website that's uniquely yours, reflecting your business attitude and style with consistency.

The simple truth is that unless you're a programming virtuoso, web design is best left to the pros. You need a professional if you want a website you can take pride in owning.

So, if you're ready to hire a professional web design company and avoid disaster, call GroupM7 today.

Aaron Dunn

Aaron is a writer by trade with several years of professional experience under his belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Before joining the Group, he worked as a freelancer and tech reviewer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron currently lives in Pittsburg, TX.