Currently, there are many ways and means to create your site, but any of these methods can be classified into main categories:
• development in the site builder;
• independent development, including using popular tools and frameworks (Laravel, Django, Spring, etc.).
Each of the methods has both its pros and cons. Let’s take a look at all these ways learned with help of the Peiko Clients Case Studies.
A constructor is a software solution (most often online) that allows you to build a site on a modular basis when the developer assembles the entire structure using ready-made “cubes” provided by the constructor. This approach allows you to create a website without any knowledge of web development and related skills. Most suitable for those who want to make a simple site about themselves or their company, without claims for the quality of the program code and the speed of the site. Also, designers often make simple landing pages for small advertising campaigns. It is impossible to make a serious corporate solution or an online store on the constructor.
✔ Low price. Almost all builders are initially free, and the cost of plug-ins is very low;
✔ Easy to use. To create your site, it is enough to be able to use a computer browser and have a sense of taste.
✘ Hidden costs. The primary cheapness often hides additional, sometimes significant, expenses: hosting, a second-level domain (like example.ru), email with a domain name, etc.;
✘ Third or higher-level domain. When using free accounts in constructors, the client receives the placement of his site only on a domain not lower than the third level, for example, sitename.constructor.com. Such domains do not inspire much trust in the Internet community, and second-level domains (eg sitename.com) are more expensive than if purchased directly from domain registrars;
✘ Heaviness of the site. A site made on the constructor will always load longer than a similar site made on a CMS or developed independently. This is explained by the fact that the constructor contains a huge amount of program code that does not apply to your site, but is necessary to build its final appearance;
✘ Lack of SEO. Despite the statements of any website builder, it will not be possible to conduct a full-fledged SEO of a website made on a website builder because SEO is a set of activities, including working with code, indexing in search engines, building a website structure, and for all this requires access to the program code and markup, which is not possible in the constructor.
The most creative and free, but also the most time-consuming process, comparable to tailoring a suit according to the figure. Writing a website or a web application requires serious knowledge not only of the programming languages themselves, but also an understanding of the architecture, business processes of the client, and much more. At the same time, by creating a site from scratch, the client will receive a unique and personalized product that will solve his problems and not waste time on unnecessary processes. Development with Peiko Company allows you to create projects of any complexity and according to any wishes of the client.
✔ Freedom of choice. You can order everything you need to effectively solve business problems. At the same time, all the functionality will be written specifically for your needs, and not adapted from any template;
✔ Extensive promotion opportunities. Unlike CMS and website builders, it is much easier to promote a self-developed site in natural search. In addition, in our studio, when ordering a corporate website or an online store, the preparatory stage for SEO promotion is included in the development cost;
✔ Individual design. Only clean code will allow you to create the product that you see and want to receive. Separately, it can be noted that a competent approach to UI / UX can only be when using clean code since when using a CMS, the client is forced to turn to ready-made solutions that may not meet all his needs.
✘ Price. Controversial, but still a minus of clean code. Although in the case of large projects, development without constructors and CMS is the most effective and, at times, the most inexpensive solution, since in the end you don’t have to get what you wanted, and subsequently don’t redo it every time you need it;
✘ Time costs. Like it or not, the use of CMS and designers allows you to make a simple site faster than when developing without them. In situations where time plays a big role, resorting to clean code becomes meaningless.