We’re becoming the Mike Holmes of Web Design in Durham

Inefficiency in building websites is costing businesses money.

When you’re buying a new home, you bring in a building inspector to examine how the home was built. They have the eyes to see what you don’t. They can see the craftsmanship and where problems may occur in the future.

It’s the same with web design. 80% of a website is behind the surface, in the code. The more skilled a web designer is in their trade, the more they can see. What we are seeing lately is disturbing. Forget not using proper standards, some of the sites built for unsuspecting business owners should be condemned. Sure, they may be pretty on the surface, but wait until you move in for a while.  You’ll find clumsy code that’s slow to load and taking excessive bandwidth. Pages written so poorly and inefficiently that trying to update them takes longer.

Guess who pays for this poor workmanship?  That’s right, the unsuspecting business owner.  Lately, like Mike Holmes, we’ve been getting more and more calls for web design disasters. Calls like “my web designer won’t return my calls”, or “my brother/cousin/friend/student did my company website. They aren’t doing it anymore and it doesn’t work.” What a mess!

Like a home builder, in web design you get what you pay for. If your  website is important to your business, it may be time to do a bit of due diligence when selecting your supplier. Like the saying goes, you can pay me now or pay me even more later.