In the late 90’s to early 2000’s only a few folks had any concept get an internet site up and on-line. A whole lot of net builders popped up and so they charged loads for constructing web sites. As a pal as soon as put it, he was tripping over $10,000 checks to money $20,000 checks. It was a growth.
Around 2008 once I began freelancing an enormous quantity of my initiatives have been constructing web sites. But currently as an company, we don’t actually construct web sites as a standalone service. The cause is most individuals don’t want an company to have a fantastic web site.
Building an internet site in 2019 is pretty simple. A whole lot of drag and drop web site builders exist (truthful warning some are actually unhealthy) however… Between the nice web site builders and open supply CMS’s, like WordPress, Ghost, Jekyll and Drupal most individuals can have quick and dependable web sites with out breaking the financial institution. And with many hundreds of properly made themes that web site will look good, be cell pleasant and could be customised to the purpose it’s distinctive.
While I feel most of the web site builders are overpriced in comparison with utilizing WordPress on cloud internet hosting, they’re (more often than not) cheaper than hiring anybody to construct your web site. If you’re actually frugal you possibly can construct a static web site and host it free on Github or GitLab. My level is a number of roads result in a superb web site.
We nonetheless construct web sites ceaselessly, final yr the crew launched at the very least 30 web sites and lots of a whole bunch of touchdown pages. But until the undertaking was one thing requiring intensive customized code or different knowhow, like a big ecommerce or membership web site these have been virtually at all times a part of different work. We typically find yourself rebuilding web sites once we are doing search engine optimization, PPC or an different advertising and marketing service.
Of the few instances within the final 18 months when our principal contract was for constructing an internet site, what we have been actually doing was branding, foundational search engine optimization, and content material writing. Web improvement nonetheless has an enormous seat on the advertising and marketing desk, however nobody needs to be with out a good web site as a result of some company quoted them an obscenely excessive worth.