So this child theme got me to thinking… What do you think about the direction of web design and creation? On the one hand more and more people need a polished looking site for their organization or business, but yet often their budget is small to nonexistent. On the other, there is an ever-increasing amount of software and packages to help you make your own very nice looking site, by yourself or with a small amount of hand-holding. Some of them are even free or low-cost (I ♥ you, too, Godaddy $12 Managed WordPress hosting) (well, $12/ year with this coupon).
I wonder if there is more of a space for…sort of concierge-designers. What I mean is, for a much smaller fee, help people get a site set up using themes and simple CMS and make everything low cost and easy to use. No one’s site is a static thing any more, we constantly need to change and update the information shown, and your members or employees need a way to do that simply and quickly.
I think most people don’t need a bespoke website any more and the offerings of theme and template designers are only going to improve, while the demand for sites will not stop. Every business needs one, every wedding, every sports team, etc. What do you think – what has been your experience with this?