Now you have the content and site-design sketches, it’s time to bring it to life, and there are lots of ways to do this. You can of course build your site from scratch, or even team up with a friend who can code or collaborate with a developer. However, if you do collaborate, make sure it’s someone you trust and that you’re clear on the price and how to update the essentials.
When we asked founder and director of EVERYONE Agency, Helen Parker, for her advice on this, she was keen to stress that you don’t need to “spend lots of money on creating something with clever wizardry – sometimes the simplest sites are the best.” Besides, as Michael Bierut puts it, you should always aim to avoid anything that is “slow and needlessly elaborate.”
But if you’re still worried about not being able to code, don’t be! One of the great things about using Wix in particular, is that you can also use their templates to start building on straight away. There’s a misconception that using a template means you risk your website looking like everyone else’s. But you can change everything from the typeface, layout, image size to background, colours, menus and more.