These days, almost anyone can buy a WordPress theme and create their own website in a few days. So a question that I sometime get, is if it’s still necessary to learn PHP in order to do web designs? This is something we will be looking a little closer at today.
But do you really need all of this to create a modern website?
Building a website without PHP or HTML
With some of the modern themes you can get for CMS systems, such as WordPress you can easily build a beautiful website without any programming knowledge. Maybe you want to rent out mobile kitches (mobilkøkken), or you wish to make it easier for people to find your plumming company. In many cases you can do all of this without knowing HTML, PHP, PERL or any other computer languages.
A lot the premium themes offers simple drag and drop functionality, which means you can easily design your website by dragging the various elements where you want them to be. Add some images and some text and you got a beautiful website in a few days.
However doing so isn’t always the best idea. You will get website that suits your needs, but there’s a lot more to it than this.
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Why it’s an advantage to know PHP when building a website
From the day he launched the improved site, his sales has been around 3 of every hundred visits. So by spending around 1500$ on some design improvements, he sales doubled without getting more visitors.
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But you can still get far these days without know anything about scripting languages or programming. And if you need some small changes, you can find a cheap programmer on upworks or freelancer.com. Best of luck with your next web design project.