If your website is broken the question that will have you scratching your head the most is should you fix it or invest in a new site?
You may think that the cost of building a new website will by far overtake the cost to fix a broken website, but this isn’t always the case!
This question isn’t always a straightforward answer as either option could end up costing a significant amount of money!
Your website is one of the most important business assets you have! Whether you fix your broken website or build a new one, it is important that it is built to provide the user with the best experience possible.
Benefits of building a new website
Repair costs can add up quickly and will depend on the age of your website and complexity of the updates required.
Building a new website is exciting. It allows you to completely start from scratch again and decide exactly how you want your website to look and how you want the user experience to feel.
It can be time consuming (and therefore expensive) to fix and undo spiderwebs of back end development; it may be more cost effective to start from scratch and invest in a brand new website.
When you should fix your current website
Sometimes broken websites aren’t all that hard to bring back to life again!
Some websites, although old, are built using best practices that last for a long period of time. If your website has solid bones it may be more cost effective to work with what you have instead of starting from scratch.
Engaging the experts to overhaul your website
However, if your website was built in out of date software that is no longer, or soon to be unsupported, it may be more cost effective to rebuild. The same applies if it was built using a lot of unique code that will be timely for new web developers to learn and undo to enable them to perform updates, which are imperative to the user experience, functionality and security of your website.
When engaging web developers your current website will be reviewed thoroughly to see whether fixing what you have, or scrapping and starting over is your best and most cost effective option.
Not sure where to start? That’s what we’re here for! Contact us today to embark on the journey to building or revamping your website.