Our company has long worked with small business. You know, anywhere from 1 to 10 people in the company. Small business that doesn’t have huge budgets and work hard day in and day out to pay the bills and keep people employed. We found a niche with these small businesses in offering them all sorts of marketing including websites.
Most websites were very basic, a web presence, 5 pages or so. Enough to show a potential customer something. These websites would often go many months if not a year or more without any kind of update. Even then, the update may simply be adding a new employee to the contact page or adding some photos to the photo gallery. Easy stuff.
We would get people ask about having a CMS so they could update things themselves. When you have such a small website and we offer that updating service as part of our hosting plans, it didn’t make much sense. We would build it for people anyways and you know what? They would still call or email me to do their updates for them.
When it comes to website development, the way I look at it is, don’t make things more complex than they need to be. Why install WordPress that has thousands of files, run the database server, etc etc for a 5 page website that can easily be coded with HTML/CSS and be much more efficient.
With our SEO program hitting high gear last year and running into some of our clients having sites that are approaching 100+ pages plus blogs, it’s time to dive in head first into WordPress so when the time comes to redesign their website, it won’t take forever reproducing hundreds of pages.
Those little 5 page websites are easily done with HTML/CSS still with a redesign without needing unnecessary CMS installs. If you are a small business and looking for a website, talk to us about your options and what is best for you and your budget. If you insist on using a CMS and only want a 2 page website, I’ll still do it for you, but will do my best to tell pros and cons and in my professional opinion, which is the best way to go about creating your website.