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Coding your web site by hand not only allows for broadened aesthetic possibilities, but also provides greater flexibility for ensuring your site is optimized for search engine results and display compatibility.
Additional benefits of hand-coded HTML include:
* Wider range of design options such as of tables and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) * Faster page load, by reducing excess code generated by many WYSIWYG editors * Increased compatibility with future expansion needs of your site, including forms, mini-applications (often referred to as scripts), and e-commerce features
On Second Thought
If thought of developing your own web site sounds overwhelming, delegating project to a third-party design firm may be best choice. It’s okay to stay focused on what makes you money – supplying your products or services – and allow others to compliment your business with their expertise.
There are many local and national design firms that specialize in web design for particular needs, such as small business or organizational web sites. Hiring right web design firm can bring your business to a whole new level; be sure to perform thorough research, and compare service providers before choosing right design partner for your business or organization.
Jim D. Ray is a seasoned web developer and president of Web Presence, a national web design firm exclusively serving the small business market sector. To learn more, or for a free quote for your own web site, visit the Web Presence web site at http://www.web-presence.net.