We build websites using WordPress, an open source (i.e., free) web-based software platform. WordPress is designed so that anyone can use it to build and maintain a website or blog … well, mostly anyone, that is.
The beauty of WordPress is the availability of low-cost, high-quality design themes. This strips out the time we spend creating a custom design, and you save money. (We once built such custom sites for $2,000 and more.) In other words, you get a quality website for less … one you can update yourself, if you like!
If WordPress is Free, Why Should I Pay You to Build My Site?
Good question. There’s a reason we say that “mostly anyone” can use it to build a website. It’s because WordPress still requires a certain level of technical expertise. If you are tech-savvy and fairly computer-literate, then figure on spending at least 25 hours building a WordPress site for the first time. And while the WordPress platform itself is free to use, there are still other costs involved, such as a domain name and hosting.
If you’re chomping-at-the-bit to do it yourself, then go for it. If not, consider letting us do the heavy lifting for you.
But Wait—There’s More!
WordPress is also a Content Management System. That’s just a fancy way of saying that you can update and maintain your website all by yourself, without any web programming knowledge. Once we’ve completed your site, we give you complete access to it—documentation and all.
So if we happen to collectively get hit by a bus, you still have control over your website … to maintain and update yourself, or to hire another WordPress developer to do it for you. (As much as we’d like to, we wouldn’t want to hold you captive.)