when we have services like Wix, Squarespace, or WordPress, or similar services which make it very easy to build a web page because you don’t really need to write any code.
there you can build your website by dragging and dropping and using templates.
Everyone can build a website with CMSs, therefore, the question is it still worth learning web development? or should we better learn how to use Wix, WordPress, and other platforms like it.
those services really are awesome because with them you see how easy it is. this is how Wix advertises itself and you can see that you can really build a website just like this in such a rich editor
Users don’t need to write any code and those services are amazing because they enable everyone to build a website.
with them and you don’t need to be a web developer to build one and you don’t need to hire and pay a web developer to build one.
The problem is we’re all there because we want to become web developers and therefore it’s not great if there is a service that replaces us.
we can start building our website and fully customize them but looking at those templates gives an idea of which kinds of websites we can build with CMS platforms.
A lot of businesses will be able to benefit from WordPress, Wix, Joomla, and similar sites to build websites for them if you have a car shop, bakery or if you’re running a hotel you can build your site with your site using these platforms.
if you’re a consultant or you’re doing some kind of personal coaching or e-commerce store selling fashion or if you’re selling toys or anything like that you can build your site with Wix, WordPress, or Joomla and it’s easy to use and maintain with their web templates.
but if you take a closer look and you dive into some of those templates you will actually see that they all in the end come down to landing page portfolio like websites which aren’t bad because that is exactly what a lot of businesses need.
what you won’t really find here are complex rich web applications sure a shop certainly sounds more complex.
An eCommerce site is relatively straight forward and therefore building such a shop and definitely might enable you to run your entire business.
Why you need Web developers?
you can and probably should absolutely use a tool like WordPress, Wix, or e-commerce a content management system like Shopify to build your shop.
because they solve many problems which you otherwise would have to solve on your own and shops are pretty straightforward and you can manage payment process also.
Now what you won’t find on Wix and what will be very hard to build with Wix, WordPress, and similar sites.
something like YouTube, if you want to build your own video-sharing social network which is what YouTube is yet that will be difficult or very likely impossible with WordPress or Wix.
you might be able to build this general web layout.
but video hosting, processing, video recommendation, and can’t manage with backend.
For content creators where we can upload and manage our videos that’s something that really has to be tailored for this specific use case there’s a lot of logic in there.
Lots of moving parts and you won’t find a template on Wix and WordPress.
and you won’t be able to customize any existing template such that
If you’re building a digital business where a lot of interaction then happens on your site.
where your main service is your website that will be very difficult and most likely impossible to build with Wix or WordPress and similar sites.
reasons why you might want to use a web developer or why you might want to learn web development to build it on your own
simply because you can customize it in every tiny detail in exactly the way you want you can optimize it in all the ways that matter to you
you’ve got full flexibility and you got no template and no editor into which you have to fit your website instead if you’re developing a page on your own you can control every tiny piece about it