Many small businesses just have what is often referred to as a â€˜business card siteâ€™. This is basically the online equivalent of giving someone your business card, so usually just features very basic details on a single page or a small number of pages. You might expect a web design company such as ourselves to try to dissuade someone from going for such a basic concept, but this would not be the case. For some people this is precisely the format that is ideal for their line of work, and it would be pointless to overcomplicate things.
However, despite the layout being relatively simple you still need a business card site to function well and look as enticing as possible. You will also need it be easily navigable on a wide variety of media devices (responsive web design), and you will want it to be picked up quickly by search engines (otherwise there isnâ€™t much point it being there!) so it might well be worth looking to a freelancerÂ such as James LeistÂ in order to get just the right design and functionality you need.
Some people might think that a business card site will be just the sort of thing that DIY website builders were made for, but that would be neglecting the fact you may well be compromising on functionality even for what appears to be a basic website. For instance, you still want the page to load quickly and you will still need a responsive design . These are the sort of things often left to the side with DIY site building services.