What is WordPress?
WordPress is a popular free website platform that makes it easier than ever for webmasters with any experience level to manage a website. WordPress is a software program that runs on a web server (rather than on your computer) and allows you to easily update and maintain your website from anywhere with an internet connection.
What is the WordPress Design process?
The WordPress design process is very similar to any web design project. It begins by understanding the brand that is being represented and the underlying business objectives that the site is trying to accomplish. Next, a design and content strategy is developed that will meet those objectives. Graphical concepts are then developed for each page of the site. After the graphical concept set has been approved, it is delivered to a web developer or web programmer who will program the site to become interactive.
Why do I need a WordPress Designer?
At the end of the day, WordPress is really just a tool that makes creating websites easier. In the right hands, it can make the website design process quicker and easier and make the resulting webpage more powerful and search engine friendly.
However, it’s important to understand that although WordPress makes the website development process much more efficient, there’s a lot more that goes into building a good website than just a platform. Activities like content strategy, graphic design, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization and advanced development features still require the help of a professional wordpress designer.
In other words, using WordPress as a part of your strategy will help you make a better website and reduce the cost of development, but it shouldn’t be seen as a “silver bullet” for online success.
About Skyhook Interactive
Skyhook Interactive located in Mesa, Arizona is one of the foremost local expert WordPress design, WordPress development and WordPress Marketing shops. Several of our members were key parts of the organizing team for Wordcamp Phoenix 2011, and we’ve been developing the vast majority of our customers’ sites on WordPress for the past 4 years.