I’ve been doing a lot of web design lately, and I thought I’d share my opinion with you guys…

Anyone that knows me or has seen me while doing web design will know that I cannot stand the web languages, HTML, PHP, CSS, I can’t stand them all.  I just find them too unstructured, too much can be done wrong and the interpreters will still accept them as if it’s normal… Oh, the insecurity…

So, I use WordPress, and to people that say that you should always code yourself, I can’t say that I agree. There will always be times where it’s necessary, but nowadays, using CMS’s like WordPress (This site for example), with a beautiful theme applied can be just as effective, or even better than if you would’ve done it yourself.

The biggest reason why it can be better is the timescale, if you want a basic website making, that’ll be done in a few days with WordPress, but if you wanted to make it yourself, that’s a good few weeks you’ll have to dedicate to getting it done.

The other main reason is security, nowadays it’s hard to code a website and be sure that you’ve covered all security issues that are currently prominent. However, if you use an Editor like WordPress you can guarantee that all reasonable precautions have been taken to make sure that all security measures have been taken to secure the website. This is a guarantee you could almost never give it you plan to code the website yourself.