The wind of change is being felt all throughout the web design community. In the beginning, creating a site used to go hand in hand with manual coding. Designers toiled on with this never-ending task, and in the best case scenario co-opted platforms that offered syntax-highlighting or auto-completion, but these provided only minor alleviation. However, a series of website builders that have completely take over coding have recently surfaced, and each is different in its own way. Check out Webydo’s illuminating market analysis, as presented in an engaging infographic.
If this is the first time you have come across a reference to Webydo, I should mention that countless positive reviews, posted over the last few months, have depicted this website builder as a platform that helped launch a considerable amount of professional sites. What sets this platform apart from most website builders is its elite retinue: Webydo does not help the unknowledgeable masses strike up a medicore website, but responds to professional designers who know how important it is to uphold high aesthetic standards.
Webydo’s insightful infographic identified two major directions in site crafting. With a staggering rate of 16 million published installments every month, the designer-developer team dominates the market and is responsible for 74% of all new websites published. On the flipside, only 3% of amateurs manage to publish their sites with DIY website creators. Essentially, 98 of 100 attempts fail when it comes to actually publishing on domain. Apparently, Jimdo, Weebly, Squarespace, and other such builders target these ambitious beginners in particular.
Generally, a professional project begins from a designer’s fruitful imagination: she/he gives shape to a delightful website, using Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. Then, the developer has to perform manual coding so that this original prototype can work with the CMS of choice – DruPal, WordPress, etc. Webydo’s study reveals that 70% of the total budget is invested in the technical part, while designers only see 30% – which is blatantly unfair.
This is the main reason why Webydo was created. And, even though it hasn’t conquered the market just yet, the potential for spawning a new generation of independent designers cannot be neglected. In fact, 35k creative professionals have already risen to the challenge. And seeing as 45% of businesses still don’t have an online venue, plenty of work lies ahead. When a professional is in the beginning stages of deciding which direction they should take to design a website, they need no longer think too hard as they have the platforms readily available for them to take hold of the driver’s seat and not rely on a developer.
You can review all of this in Webydo’s in depth infographic that highlights the amateur / professional web designer debate and the three categories of website creators currently on the market to fulfill the needs of these two markets.