Often, many business owners or budding entrepreneurs take on the task of building their very own custom website. However, they don’t realize just how challenging of a job it will actually be. Building a website is not an easy task, especially if you have no prior history in coding or web design.

Taking the time to learn both coding and web design can take weeks, months, or to create that website you truly dream about, years. This is why there are full-time web developers, available on-hand to create your custom website to your specifications and liking.

The remainder of this article will discuss custom websites, in particular, what you need to know to create one for yourself.

Coding experience

As previously mentioned, if you don’t have any prior coding experience, building a website will quite quickly become a mammoth task. This is even true if you choose a drag and drop builder, as these sometimes require custom code edits or other technical knowledge and know-how.

You can take basic coding classes or lessons online or on an app, enough to teach you the basics. However, to fully customize and build a website from scratch, you’ll need extensive coding knowledge and expertise. 

What about custom website builders such as Squarespace or Wix?

Good question! Although both Squarespace and Wix are relatively affordable and advertised as ‘easy to use,’ creating a website using these platforms can still become a real challenge. However, using platforms such as those mentioned above may have a detrimental impact on your SEO. Instead, you want to use the WordPress platform, compatible with drag and drop builders (if you prefer to use these) such as Divi. 

To conclude 

Building a custom website from scratch is not an easy task. If you have no experience in coding or web design, you will likely struggle to make a start. Instead, you should consider hiring a professional, saving you time that can be invested into other areas of your business.

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Jarod Thornton

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