I need web design…Custom or Customized?

I need web design…Custom or Customized?

Before you start interviewing designers, it is a good idea to think about what platform you think you are interested in, i.e. Wix, Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress or Custom.  The first 4 options are more template style (customized), quick to create with multiple layouts to choose from that are then transformed  to your business.  However, if you are wanting something created from scratch, a completely original layout with a high level of functionality and extra security or multiple portals, then custom is what you need.  Click on this link (link) for more details regarding each potential platform provider.  Lastly, if you want a site that has the same functionality as most sites but prefer not to have a ‘template’ appearance, then you need a good designer to create an original look for you without the multiple layers of a custom site.  Again, do some research and make a list of sites you like and don’t like and WHY.  This will be invaluable when you finally choose a designer so you can give them specifics on what your perfect vision is for your site.