There are many benefits in creating custom built, hand coded websites. The main benefit and reason hand coding is chosen is having total control over how your website looks and how it functions. With custom hand coded websites, you will not be told ‘you cannot have this’ or ‘you cannot include that’ in your new website. The flexibility of working totally and completely free of template limitations means you can let your imagination run wild, and create something truly unique and special.
Unlike a lot of companies we do not start our website design process by browsing website template sites. Template websites have their place, and are often chosen because of a lower price point, or because the sales person insists that ‘WordPress, or Joomla, Drupal, or Magento’ are the best way to create a website. In fact in most cases, it’s just easier, and costs less for the web design company to produce. A good website design company can create a good website with a template, but if budget is not such an overbearing factor for you or your company, then hand coding must be considered as a more viable long term solution.
Another reason these prebuilt systems have become more popular is that they provide a ‘back-end’ Content Management System (CMS) that is already built into the system. A CMS can make it easier to make edits on your website, however changing your website, without proper training on SEO techniques, is another issue we need to address with our clients.
We create custom built CMSs to complement the websites we create in this category of website. It is imperative as a prospective website buyer to consider and try to understand what a CMS is, what it is capable of, and how to use it. Within a CMS we create you might find anything from automated booking systems that notify all concerned users and team members, issue reminders, produce financial reports and capture email addresses to be exported directly into marketing databases like ‘mail chimp’. You will find ‘auto cropping’ features that enable handling graphics so much easier. You might even find self-generating SEO, self-recruiting, turn-key businesses that bring in profit every day, week and year for the business owners of what we create!
With the functional capabilities of hand coded websites, you can take your website to places you never thought possible. A TBA Media hand coded custom designed website can help improve business processes, increase efficiency in your sales process, help you identify and enhance key growth sections of your business, and so much more.
Popular functions within a custom designed hand coded website and CMS:
- Easy, custom designed, your company branded interface
- Easily controlled gallery editors and builders, including in-built cropping tools
- Multi-category blogs that include styled image placeholders and cropping tools
- Franchise website duplication processes (used for creating entire websites for franchises)
- Booking systems, including ‘what’s on’ calendar functions that interface with the front end
- Completely flexible for upgrades and enhancements over time
Some of our most successful ‘SEO’ case studies are websites that were created by hand coding along with customer design and development. The streamlined nature of a hand coded website means that the website will load faster in the browser, this has a large impact on SEO and is a strong benefit in hand coded websites.
TBA Media takes pride in the ‘lack of limitation’ we offer our clients. With your imagination as the only limitation, we encourage you to put us to the test and ask about the most innovative, creative website you can conceive. If you are serious about producing a world-class, top of the range website, get in touch with a consultant today and get the ball rolling. We will offer a free website quote and help you plan the website to best enhance your business.