Is Web Design still Good to Learn in 2018?
October 6, 2017
I got this question from an enterprising young dude – I’ve edited it for brevity:
“I’ve been following your videos over the past month and I love the stuff you put out. You’ve also inspired me to get into web development.”
Thanks! And I am happy I could help.
“I’ve made a few WP sites with commercial themes, and also some small client sites with site builders. Now, I know those are drag’n’drop site builders and are super easy to create, no code needed. In fact, I did a website for a family member who owns a cleaning business (as my very first website), she went from having a very basic terrible looking WP site which she had paid a lot for a web agency to do. So I decided to whip up a nice looking site [with a site builder] that turned out nicely and quickly done.
With the rise in popularity of those drag’n’drop builders, especially for smaller businesses, do you think getting into WP development will be viable and worth getting into? Will there still be a demand for it in the near future?”
Yes. Drag and drop site builders do fill a particular niche, but a lot of companies out there will quickly outgrow them, and will need something more serious. That said, beyond just setting up the site, you can bring in other services and skills:
- Setting up e-commerce
- Setting up social
- Setting up content marketing strategy
- Custom design that doesn’t look like a template
The field of web design and development (and WordPress) is still YUUGE …. and will be for years! But as usual, the actual things you do as a web designer, will change slowly with time. This is normal.
… Web design in the 1990’s was very different from what we did in 2001, as it is different today. But nonetheless, is is professional web design and development.
If you want to learn modern web design and development from a 20+ yr pro, check out my very popular web design course package.