You have the Choice – Custom Design or Tailored Theme
When considering the main reason for a website is the continued presence of your portfolio/catalogue 24/7, it is imperative to select the best possible presentation reflecting the image of your product or service.
Type of website
The website can be a jam-packed passive reader full of information or a dynamically interactive site that can progressively move right through to purchase via e-commerce.
Budget and Timescale
When making a selection on which is best for you, consider the budget that’s available, timescale to satisfactory design and implementation and any continuous development that will be required of the site.
All website designs now, whether Custom or Theme must be responsive to the viewed screen size… be it desktop laptop tablet or smartphone.
So the choice of which route to take:
The Choice is really covered in what do you want to have contained in your website.
The custom route enables a website to be, written and designed from scratch, in line with the desired parameters and set up exactly as ordered.
With Custom Design some continuous maintenance costs may be necessary to keep abreast with any developments, regarding security and changes to the programme, plus additional content changes that may be necessary.
This may be the best choice by matching all the detail required of the website and be the best route to a fully comprehensive website, meeting all your needs.
WordPress themes cover a wealth of Themes for business or pleasure from blog to photography to estate agent, plus e-commerce.
The benefits of using Themes developed website, is that WordPress has thousands of Themes, either free to use or premium (paid for themes) available check out https://wordpress.org before making your decision.
You will see many leading companies use WordPress.
Wordpress Themes are kept in line with the latest software and security developments, and these can be set to update automatically.
However, with the Themes available I’m sure with a bit of tailoring a Theme can be found to fit the bill.
Budget and Timescale
It may seem a bit of a compromise to use a Theme but the adaptability and flexibility plus cost and time savings are real differentials.
Before making your choice you should search for a suitable Theme, if nothing suitable, then you have to go the Custom Design route.