Make sure your website developer has more than a hammer in his toolbox!
Let’s face it, you probably don’t care if your website is built with WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal. However, hiring a web developer who doesn’t have the experience necessary to select the best platform for the job can and often is detrimental to a project. You’ve heard the saying before, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Website developers’ experience, knowledge, and skills vary greatly. Lower cost developers or inexperienced ones, often have to stick with what they know. For many, this means getting a copy of WordPress, changing some simple settings in a pre-canned theme, maybe installing a plugin or two, and off they go, they’re a web developer. From that point on, any website project that comes through the door is a WordPress site. We have been creating websites since 2004, so we understand the pattern of growth developers go through, and we’ve seen and cleaned up the damage they can make.
Experience and skill cannot be purchased, yet they can easily be overlooked, and sadly, under valued. Owning a copy of PhotoShop doesn’t make me an artist or a designer. An expensive camera doesn’t make me a photographer. Being able to install XYZ content management system also doesn’t make me a web developer, any more than owning a set of Wusthof knives makes you a chef. These are all tools, that in the right hands, those with experience and skill, can create great works of art, photographs that take your breath away, or websites that turn visitors into customers.
This is where we stand proud… We’ve done this enough times and for long enough that we have superior knowledge of the top three content management systems used to build websites: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Each has its benefits and draw-backs, and our experience confirms none is perfect. When choosing your website developer, be certain to ask and be reasonably assured, that they have created websites using several platforms and can explain why they recommend one system over another.
Contact us to discuss your project’s needs, and together we can choose the ideal system to achieve your goals.