Professionally Built Web Sites Versus Build Your Own – Web Design Tips

Nowadays, a strong online presence is a must for all businesses because most consumers are also online especially on their smartphones (i.e., mobile). Getting your web design project launched as soon as possible is then a must as well. But where to start – should you build your website as a do-it-yourself project or hire the professional designers and developers of Blue Whale Media to build it? 

Take a look at the four elements of appearance, cost, trends and search engine optimisation – or ACTS – that can lead toward acting on the right decision.


First impressions count and it is true with websites. When your customers see that your website has a great design from its fonts, images and graphics to its colours, then they are more likely to explore your site. With their exploration, you have more chances to sell your products or services, among other desired actions.

Building your website on free sites means limited capabilities in customising your site according to your needs and wants. You are limited to changing the predefined background, fonts, and colours, among other options, which may not be as appealing as you want them to be.

With the professionals of Blue Whale Media working on your website, you have the benefit of full customisation on all aspects – colours, fonts, backgrounds, buttons, and photos, which free website builders will not offer. You have the assurance that your website will have the inputs borne of experience from the professional website designers and developers.


Building your own website on free sites costs virtually nothing – well, at least, in terms of money actually spent. You just have to put in the hours to achieve your DIY website but keep in mind that these are hours that could have been spent on other business-related activities, say, communicating with your customers, vendors and partners. You are essentially losing revenue streams when you build your own website for hours on end, especially when you have no experience in it.

With Blue Whale Media professionals on board, you can have your website up and running within a few days. The fees you pay are well worth the benefits you will enjoy from your website; entry-level sites start from as low as £295 (plus vat). While the professionals are doing their job, you are working toward promoting your business.


As a business owner, you may have little idea of the trends in web design and development that you should ideally be aware of. Let the professionals bring their experience on current and emerging trends to the table.

Search Engine Optimisation

The professionals in web design and development know the ins and outs of search engine optimisation (SEO). You probably don’t have the knowledge and skills in the area, not to mention the time to incorporate its principles and practices in website design and development. Again, let the professionals do SEO.

The verdict: Hire the professionals of Blue Whale Media and get the best website for your business.

Contact us on 01925 552050 now for a free website audit and consultation.

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