Being web designers we spend a lot of time on the web looking at various web designs in South Africa particularly and it usually isn’t a very pretty sight. Just to prove my point I went through a local business directory today and checked out the first 10 companies’ websites listed in the photography category. Website number 3 already proved my point I thought about posting an image of it, but I thought better of it and din’t want to embarrass the site owner. It was spectacularly horrible though and I couldn’t help but wonder whether the company was still in existence or not. Needless to say I dropped them a line and asked if I could improve their website for them. I’m doubtful that they will respond though.
So why is web design in South Africa so shocking?
I spent some time thinking about this and the only conclusions I could come to was that as usual South Africa and Africa are simply just behind the times or that most business owners simply don’t care and just want a “quick thing”. So many times I’ve heard clients or potential clients say:”I jut want something basic” or “I just want something cheap”. Why would you sell your self short like that? Your website is supposed to be the online reflection of your business and you just want it to be basic?! No wonder the economy is the way it is. We at Webfanatix believe that your website should be beautiful and impress people right away. And it isn’t budget that usually restricts companies from putting something proper up, but rather a total apathy towards the importance of correctly marketing their business.
Hey we are artists so of course we are very opinionated, but what is your opinion? We’d love to hear it!
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