Currently, we’re looking at the forefront of web design and development right now. If you think that either might be ending soon then you’ve thought wrong… it’s just the start of a very bright future for the Internet.
Remember 15 years ago when websites were built in tables, basic and everything took literally forever to do?
How about 10 years ago when responsive design still wasn’t even a conception? Even when you look at websites made 5 years ago you can see the stark difference between one created today.
It’s also worth mentioning that very recently it was confirmed that Google is in a partnership with WordPress. This presents a huge opportunity for the WordPress ecosystem to develop further and be leading-edge in its efforts to shape the landscape of the web as we know it.
The reason being that it’s much cheaper to run a shop online.
It’s undeniably cheaper to run a shop online than it is to operate under traditional bricks and mortar.
There are many examples of large companies which couldn’t implement digital strategy quickly enough to survive, just look at Blockbuster and Toys’R’Us as examples. These were some of the largest companies in the world in their particular industries, which could not compete because of digital streaming services, e-commerce and online shopping.
We need web developers and designers in order to solve User Experience problems, to make online shopping more welcoming and efficient.
That’s the reason for the ever-increasing demand for web design and WordPress.
I can help you answer this, as I come from a digital marketing agency. I’m a web developer myself, and primarily build using WordPress.
Why WordPress? Because it’s well-documented (many people updating the how-to guides). It’s got the best plugins in the world (almost all of which are Free!) and is good for search-engine optimisation.
Just a quick refresher about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
It’s not only about search engine rankings.
It’s also Maps… Think about Shops that want to be found online.
Think about the Restaurants that want to be found online.
Think about the last time you searched for a nice place to eat… By using Google Maps!
With the knowledge of finding success through online businesses, you will definitely carry the experience of building and managing a successful business of your own, or to help with a friend of yours, to both accomplish a successful business.
You don’t have to be a web developer just for the sake of it. Think of it as a learning tool so that you can base your experience in running your own business in the future!
You are building up your business experience as you understand how to build amazing websites using WordPress (you can check out nice templates too for inspiration). WordPress is easy to build upon, has a big community, is evolving quickly, and is used by millions worldwide.
WordPress pretty much owns the web.
Or you can build custom themes to completely replicate amazing websites. Think of Behance -style websites. That’s the power you can hold as a web designer or developer.
Nevertheless, you are working to a better experience for users.
And help in solving their business problems — online-wise!
The answer: a great demand. Here’s why:
You have read now that there’s an increasingly exciting future to build websites. More and more people are going onto the web. We have efforts around the world to bring more people online. And it’s coming first through mobile.
You have already heard that there are more global mobile users than desktop users. Why? Because mobile phones are cheaper and more handy. The below-average salary individual owns a mobile phone. Multiply that by 5 billion users. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1000 x 1000 x 1000) billion users. And it’s only growing upwards.