Clients change their minds – All the time! How frustrating is it to spend two weeks on a project for a client and a week later to be asked to add a form or a slide-show to your original design?
Clients don’t want to be annoying you to make small changes either. They would rather make them themselves, but they cannot handle code, which was why they employed you in the first place.
You might think that using a website-builder is a compromise too far, but if you offer user-editable website design as an option when you quote for a job, you might be surprised at how many clients jump at it.
Website Builder Pros and Cons
The Hosting market is undergoing an evolution. Dynamic as it is, most website builders use proprietary software that they insist on hosting on their own sites. This means that your clients will not be able to move hosts without rebuilding their websites from scratch.
Website Builders to Consider
Webydo is a new website design software aimed at professional web designers. With Webydo, web designers can build stunning websites from pre-designed responsive templates built and designed by other professional web designers as a base for their clients.
Being that Webydo is a B2B solution for web designers, you can potentially manage dozens or hundreds of clients within your dashboard.
Client usability is very high with the simplest interface out there that has a very easy learning curve and the websites are hosted on a reliable cloud infrastructure.
Weebly has been around for a long time. The company has a wide user-base with designers because of the features it offers.
WiX is a popular website builder because it is seen as low-cost and simple. Customers tend to stay with the company for years, so they must be reasonably satisfied.
How important is it that clients be able to make minor edits without sending you an email? Is providing this ability important enough to compromise the software you use to design the site? Please share your thinking using the comment box below.
Daniel is a freelance writer who happens to be an internet marketing, web development and web design aficionado. When he’s not writing he probably researches the latest trends in the web design and development scene to keep up to date for his various projects.