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General Discussion

christopher walsh
christopher walsh
7,272 Points

Is WYSIWYG web design software okay for freelancers?

Its taking me a really long time to learn code. A real long time!

Is there any down side to using code free software to make websites as a freelancer, such as Maccaw, Adobe muse, or templates of go-daddy?

In the long run I still will learn code, but I really need to start a freelancing career quick for financial reasons.

One youtuber said if your honest and say "I uses Maccaw to make websites" or whatever tool, than you'er fine. They are only paying for the end result.

Also, if you make websites for clients, like restaurant owners, artists, individual people; are you expected to upkeep their website, or should you teach them how to update the website themselves?

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Possibly, in general most small business owners care about the end result. I'm not super familiar with these WYSIWYG tools, but as far as updating the website, if the site has a content management system to it, where business owners can publish new content, or edit existing content without having to change the html, than that's fair to think that a restaurant owner will update their own menu, in that way.

If what you created for them has no backend, and to edit the hours, add new pictures of artwork, or update their menu requires a change in html, than it's not feasible to expect to teach them how to do that. At best, they'll completely forget how, become frustrated, and hire another developer. At worst, they'll screw up their own server, pull their site offline, hire a developer to fix it, and curse you.

I kinda disagree with the youtuber you watched. One, telling a business owner "I use Macaw" doesn't mean anything to them; they don't know what macaw is, they don't care what macaw is. Here is what they are going to care about. How much does it cost, how long will it take to be done, and how do I update it.

Address those, be on the same page before you start with your client, and you should be fine.