Published: Why Every Web Designer Should Embrace Site Builders

Who’s ready for a nice chat on site builders?

You know, the largely drag-and-drop, template-based website creators like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, etc.?

After writing about the missed opportunities Squarespace offers to small businesses and web designers alike on the Hoot Design Co. blog, we pitched the concept to Web Designer Depot to see if they’d be interested in running an article based on the same principles. 

They picked up the idea, and we narrowed down the scope to target web designers specifically. At the same time, we expanded the concept’s reach to include other site building platforms as well (not just Squarespace).

Though Squarespace is my platform of choice thanks to its great mix of aesthetic customizability and an unchanging, user-friendly backend that clients – even technologically challenged ones – have no problem managing, the underlying principle of the article applies to other services as well.

 Unfortunately, we had to take out the article’s original He-Man gif before going live.

Unfortunately, we had to take out the article’s original He-Man gif before going live.

Though I was worried, the article got a lively response.

People with diverse opinions (for, against, rebuttal, refinement, etc.) weighed in and started conversations with each other, which was great to see. Check out the comments section to see what I mean. 😉

→ You can check out the full article on Web Designer Depot here: Why every web designer should embrace site builders.

→ And give the original piece a read on the Hoot Design Co. blog here: Hey Squarespace Snobs: You’re Missing Out on Major Business.