It’s a cornerstone of the Internet, but what is the WordPress web design platform and what can it be used for?
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) for web development work. In non-geek speak, it allows designers to store any kind of content to be viewed online and then serve it to the website’s visitors.
Amongst WordPress’ many benefits is that it cuts down on the number of lines of code that need to be written. Web design work with the platform is therefore more cost effective to a vast number of businesses.
WordPress is the most powerful website CMS in use today. The system is the chassis that allows us to build unique and custom web designs. What’s more, along with the aid of website hosting, it can be used to build any kind of Internet site.
The leading web design platform
Launched in 2003, WordPress now powers 33% of websites on the internet. Big name brands such as MTV, Sony Music, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Marks and Spencer, Mercedes Benz, Bloomberg and Usain Bolt all use the platform as part of their online presence.
The reasons behind WordPress’ popularity are its versatility, scalability and design potential.
Dedicated to web developers
WordPress is incredibly popular due to its versatility, as it can be used to build a vast array of website designs. As a result, anything from a small business website through to taking bookings, making appointments and online shopping are possible. In the right hands, a WordPress website can therefore be customised and moulded to suit any business purpose or create a multitude of inspiring designs.
Great for SEO
The WordPress platform also lends itself to good Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) practices. WordPress is therefore a great option for skilled SEO operatives to work with in order to boost the Google rankings of the websites that they build.
SEO isn’t the only performance factor that WordPress can be custom tuned for. The platform is highly scalable. As a result, when a business grows, WordPress can easily meet the demands of more traffic and visitors. It’s why large organisations and big name brands use it.
WordPress equally lends itself to integrating with Content Delivery Networks (CDN). A CDN allows for blazing fast page load speeds worldwide when global scalability is needed. As businesses cross borders, a CDN can dramatically cut down page load times wherever in the world customers are. WordPress integrates with the system perfectly.
Our WordPress web designs
WordPress websites can be developed in to something truly unique and special. It’s why we favour the platform and are therefore passionate about using it to launch some inspired designs for our clients.
Take a look at some of our recent WordPress web design projects to see what we’ve been working on.
Included in all WordPress web design plans:
User experience centred design
Unique and custom design
Search Engine Optimisation