Having an updated website is essential, especially in a world where technology is constantly evolving. And undertaking a website redesign can be overwhelming. In order to ease the process, sometimes it’s helpful to get professional website design or web development help. When doing so, you want to make sure you’re receiving more than just a nice-looking website; knowing how to update and maintain that website is just as important.
That’s where website training comes in. Training is a vital component to any website project. You and your web developer should work closely together, ensuring both of you know the ins and outs of your website so it can be properly maintained.
Inspired by our recent website redesign and training project with Family HealthCare, we asked our tech experts at #TeamOnsharp to share some of the top reasons why website training is so important. These are things to think about as you take on and look for help with your next web development project. Here’s what they said:
- Allows you to have control over your website. Knowing how to independently manage your website gives you the ability to change whatever you’d like, whenever you’d like. Website training not only gives you confidence and knowledge in how to make these changes, but saves you time and budget by not having to rely on a web developer for all of your updates.
- Gives you the knowledge of knowing what changes you can make. When independently managing your website, it’s essential to know what type of changes you are capable of making. Training will give you the knowledge to know what tasks you can take on and what tasks are best handled by web developers to avoid any adverse effects to your website.
- Provides you with the ability to experiment. Training also gives you the ability to learn through experimentation. For example, experimenting in your website’s content management system by creating “draft” pages (pages that aren’t live) will allow you to learn how to add on-page content and backend elements.