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    Rate Web Design Website

    Hi mates!

    We used Wordpress for local business Squamish web-site Web Design Squamish - Virtual Website Design Agency.

    Can you rate it? Any tips?

    We offer custom web design, e-commerce, SEO and branding.

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    Why are you using Wordpress for your own site if you offer custom web design?
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    I don't think there's anything inherently incompatible about custom design and Wordpress - certainly they could have built a custom theme from scratch.

    It doesn't look like that's the case as this is a pre-built theme called BeTheme, but if they had built their own theme I think it would have been reasonable to call that custom design even if they're using Wordpress.
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    You are correct Kevin. The problem is that so few of them do. Of course if they build a custom site from scratch there is no question about authenticity unless they copy someone else's work. Using a crutch like Wordpress, without modification, is often the lazy way of getting things done.
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    Stu and Kevin: you guys are both right. I wouldn't object (as much) to the widespread usage of WP if the people using it would at least come up with their own layouts and content and WP was used strictly as a CMS. The problem is that's a lot like saying, "smoking weed is okay as long as weed doesn't become a gateway drug and you don't end up hooked on black tar heroin or crack." WP isn't always a gateway drug, but more often than not it is...and to be honest, I'd take my chances with giving someone weed before I'd introduce a "budding web designer" to WP. Heck, I might even take my chances with giving someone crack and hoping they don't turn into the late Rob Ford before introducing a "budding web designer" to WP.

    I don't see much more than what Kevin and Stu see...a site with little content based on a theme. The one thing that I also see is an SEO wannabe who puts his/her designer credit hyperlink in the footer of client sites. There's no reason for this, as it can only hurt the client.
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