Because of the advancement of new platforms like WordPress, Wix and many others, web development services are growing at a rapid pace.
No doubt these are some Amazing platforms and easy to learn and easy to work with and with that as it is expanding very fast, the main question that arrives is: Are HTML and CSS still required?
Should a person still consider learning and implementing HTML and CSS when there are other platforms available to you?
So in this article, I’ll be sharing the pros and cons of both HTML, CSS and WordPress.
Web development : WordPress or HTML.This will help you decide!
I’m going to jot down all the points in front of you so that you can decide what suits your needs and what path should you take?
Alright, so let’s discuss these platforms first if you’re a complete beginner and you don’t know much about these platforms, but you can have a fair idea what you’re getting into.
Web development: WordPress (Content management system )
WordPress was founded on May 27 2003, It powers many big websites for many big companies.
It is a completely free tool where you can design your website in a drag-and-drop manner.
You don’t need any programming knowledge, Anyone can take advantage of it.
Now you might ask what type of websites you can build using WordPress? You can build websites for businesses, e-commerce website, blogs, portfolio, resumes, forums and social networking sites and anything you would want to and think of.
Types of WordPress ( website development )
There are two types of WordPress :
Now let’s talk about HTML and CSS.
HTML and CSS : website development
HTML was first initially discovered and founded by Tim Barnes lee in 1980 and then after a few years in 1994 CSS was introduced by hakam.
HTML is responsible for the content of the website and the structure of the website.
CSS is responsible for the design and layout of the website like all the colours, fonts, shapes and everything.
Each object has to be placed using CSS.
So CSS is a powerful tool because it helps you elevate your website, you can change the entire field and look of your website using CSS.
The main problem is that it needs coding knowledge.
You need to learn both languages HTML and CSS.
Now let’s talk about the pros and cons of these two things.
PROS and CONS of these web development platforms:
WordPress being an easy platform saves you from the learning to
code in different languages, because it is an easy and free tool which you can download on your system and you can start building from it.
You can design and make it look as you want it and you don’t need any coding experience or any coding background you can simply start right away you can just go right now to WordPress and you can start building your website and also if your client is okay with it then start using these platforms.
So first get it straight with your client, that if your client wants you to make a website using WordPress or Wix.
Because a lot of times clients want something to be made entirely from scratch with their thinking in mind because they have something thought off for their business or their brand.
You need to first contact them and first clarify with them that are you, okay using WordPress or Wix to make your website.
Using HTML and CSS,
You can build your website from scratch and have your database to it.
you can add more features to it
you can do what you want to, how you want to and you will not be limited by any of the features.
In HTML and CSS, you can have your themes and design and feel to your website.
On the other hand, this is time-consuming, because building everything from scratch, placing everything and learning everything is going to be very time-consuming.
You might want to jump to WordPress, because using WordPress you can build a website in less than an hour like I’m not even kidding you can go over to youtube you have so many tutorials on how to do it and you can start building right away, you will be done in less than an hour.
The most important point which is most overlooked is that you don’t have any control over your website’s data and which is the most important thing I believe because a user coming to your website is trusting you with their data and if they’re putting in their credentials and everything they will expect that it stays safe and private.
Using WordPress or Wix or any of these platforms you don’t know where your data is going.
You are using the database but you don’t know where the data is.
On the other hand, if you’re making it using HTML and CSS you will be learning MySQL then you will know your data is in your control on your local servers.
Because a user’s data is very important especially in an e-commerce website.
If anything goes wrong, you might end up losing all the data and if you have it locally stored on your system using the database you will know where your data is going and you will have it saved with you.
I think WordPress is better for a vast majority because nowadays the world is moving very fast and every small business and startup is looking for a website because everyone needs to shift online, you cannot have things offline now and with that advancement of these platforms like WordPress, Wix, Shopify you can make your websites on your own and start your business right away and this is something very good
you can start anytime and anywhere, they already have a lot of themes available to you, a lot of features available and you can take the most advantage from it.
However, I also feel like HTML and CSS are there to stay for a good amount of years.
Because no matter how many themes and features they introduce they won’t be able to compare that with the comfortability and controllability, you get out of coding.
you get a sense of satisfaction that you’re able to do this on your own you’re learning a new skill
Also at the same time, you have control over everything which is exactly what I would prefer if I was making my website so if you’re a beginner then you can use WordPress and Wix and get a website and start it and then learn from it.
If you’re already into computer science and if you want to learn how all of these things are happening on the back end and you want to learn and build on your own then you can learn HTML and CSS as well these are not very difficult languages and these are very simple to get a hold on and learn.
I was also able to learn HTML CSS in three months so it won’t take much of your time as well.
I’ve put all of these points in front of you so that now you can make a decision on your own.
If you want to take WordPress if you want to take HTML and CSS route you can do that as well and if you have any questions still and if you’re stuck anywhere in between and if you want to know anything about these platforms in more depth let me know in the comments below.
Also, If you want to hire a web development company for your work, you can get in contact with origin software