Both WordPress and Joomla are what is known as CMS’s. Joomla started out in 2005 meant to serve portal-like websites, whilst WordPress launched 2 years prior in 2003 and was originally a blog-focused platform. Presently, both WordPress and Joomla have evolved into systems that are fully capable to run any type of website.
We are (truly) sorry to hear if this has happened to you. It’s greatly concerning to us how often this happens. We know, because half of our recent projects were clients who came referred to us due to websites left unfinished by rogue freelancers or bad agencies.
If you’ve ever been out house hunting, you would understand the appeal of a well-maintained front view: it immediately invites you to want to see beyond the front door. Similarly, you’d probably drive straight past a property that looked unkempt and run-down.
Did you know: If your website’s homepage falls within the latter category, people will abandon it in less than 3 seconds?
So, if your goal is to wow people with your website, you’d do good to plot out a proper map for the journey because it doesn’t happen without some sweat, gritting of teeth and tears. We should know – we build a lot of wow websites, and we’ve also seen many of the woeful kind.
You can build a your own website, we know – there are loads of free software out there to “help” you with this mission. But that doesn’t mean you should. Neither should you hire your friend’s teenage son who is very “tech savvy” to do the job. Really. Why do we say this? Have a read…
Small business blogging is one of the most powerful marketing tools in the modern, digital society.
So yes, this is a very self-involved blog post, as its content concerns itself completely with the reason for its own existence – and importance! However, please bear with all this narcissism and take the information seriously, as it could greatly benefit your small business.