You are unique, gifted, talented, fun, adventurous, a free-spirit, creative [insert as many adjectives as you need...] and your website should reflect that!
Get ready to create your new website that expresses YOU!
AND on top of that YOU will have complete updating control of the content.
I speak in horse terms a lot (but don’t worry, I don’t code that way ), don’t get put off by that. It’s how I put things into perspective.
Here are “my” definitions of the 3 levels of horse training and how they align with webdesign projects:
- Green Horse
A young horse which has just started his training. Has a few months of riding under his belt. Navigation is just starting to come together. Transitions through the various gaits with a little effort. He’s a bit unpredictable when it comes to a show, even though you put some training time in at home, at the show it’s like he’s never even seen a saddle before.
The green horse needs a rider who is not green. My riding coach will tell you that green and green makes black and blue.
Like your website, if you are green when it comes to building your website, you need to have someone who is not.
- Novice Horse
A novice horse is a little farther along in his training up to about 3-years worth of training. He navigates with ease, you can do almost anything with him. He’s been campaigned at local shows, and is beginning to be reliable and honest.
A novice horse can be ridden by a less experienced rider but will really excel with a more experienced rider, drawing out his true potential.
- Finished Horse
This may really be a misnomer as some will say that a horse is never truly finished.
A finished horse, though is one that has all of the push buttons fine tuned down to the lightest of touch. This horse will go anywhere you point him, and he will do it with the slightest of ease. He’s a rock at any show.
The challenge with this guy, however, is that not just anyone can ride him. The rider too must also be well trained.
Just like your website, if it’s created with all of the bells and whistles, then you must know how to operate those bells and whistles, or make sure that you have someone on your team who can.
It can be expensive getting a horse to a finished state, and it doesn’t make sense to waste all of that talent.
Let’s not waste your website money either!