Is the best web site design that which you pay for and hire a leading, expert designer to craft, or is the best web site design what you study for, practice doing, and create yourself?


If you want to use a qualified, experienced professional, you will want to research by visiting the sites of those same persons. Do not fall for their own advertising saying they offer the best website design in the world, on the planet, on the worldwide web, etc., for they may be lying (imagine that!?). As you have probably seen elsewhere, more than one vendor will boast the best, will toss out this hyperbole, and will in effect have to be lying, save ONE.

However, it’s essential to know the basic pros and cons of the most popular web design platforms so you don’t end up making the wrong choice and racking up development costs when you start over.


For example, the latest TV ads for “fewest dropped calls” reveal TWO competing companies each saying they are REPORTEDLY the number one company with the FEWEST dropped calls. Do the math, here, and realize that 1, only one of them can boast lowest number, 2, they are endorsing themselves, and 3, why would you want ANY dropped calls? Anyway, on to better examples, more appropriate to web design.

Another thing to watch for is the designer who includes a promise to make your pages so kwr (keyword rich) that they will rank #1 on the search engines! First, if they are advertising to anyone other than you, how are they making hundreds of websites #1? That would make for a very crowded rank space. Second, they do not know what they are doing/saying, as search engines do not all crawl the web using keywords as their primary grasping element. Some search by other measures, looking at, for example, relevance. And, third, again, the person offering the best web design might be rating the work by criteria in his/her favor, not by the standards.

So if you go to the professionals for the best web site design, you are smart to study the gurus, the internationally renowned, experienced, respected, and proven experts—such as Jacob Neilsen, who runs, which offers hundreds of legitimate, legal, and practical “lessons”. Then, look at hundreds of samples. Do the web site designers practice what they (or others) preach?


If you decide on a do-it-yourself project, again, follow the advice for the best web site design strategies and techniques and practices. Your site, that is, should be highly accessible (and there are standards and tricks for making it so), and equally usable (a k a, user friendly, with fonts, colors, and content appropriate and accessible for target audiences). At the same time, the best web site design does not include any sneaky, underhanded, or internet-illegal material or technique—it cannot have hidden urls, cannot be loaded with key words, etc.—or it will be blacklisted, booted from the directories, ignored, exiled, etc..