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Traditional Website Design is Dead!

Why do Industry experts say that Traditional Website Design is Dead? We Investigate

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WHY you should listen/tune in to Decide If Traditional Website design is Dead!

The reality is that not many people including business owners are tech-oriented. Most lack the skills needed to build a professional-looking website from the ground up. Yet no one needs to do that today! With multitudes of coders designing templates and offering them free, it can be so tempting to go down that route. One can have their Wix site up and running in one day if they have an idea how to go about it.


However, does that mean Traditional Website Design is Dead? Or is it more effective to have a website designed and built from scratch? In this episode, I shall attempt to help you make a decision one way or another. So, we shall start with …

  • Introduction to the topic, What is traditional website design
  • Evolution of web design trends
  • Pros and cons of traditional website design
  • The rise of alternative design approaches
  • Impact of user experience on website success
  • Future predictions for website design


Defining Traditional Website Design – Highlighting its key features and characteristics

What does a traditional website design entail? – Traditional website design was based on best practices and was more or less static. Modern Website Design is interactive, engaging, and growth-driven. Meaning that modern designs are data-focused and are thus developed for the end user, as opposed to what the developer or owner wants.  So, every page must have a meaning and reason why a user should visit it.


The traditional approach takes a ton of time to code every part of the website and test its efficacy. This also means it is difficult to set an end date for a traditional web development. Which in itself means that such a project could cost way more and thus carries more risk than a modern design.

A modern website can be designed and launched within 48-72 hours depending on client needs. This speedy turnaround saves time, lowers risk and thus saves money too.

One more thing you need to know about Traditional website designs… They are not adaptable. What do I mean by that? Well, they are usually coded and only the coder can make changes or someone who understands that language.

This also means that your website can become outdated pretty fast. So, it is important to have someone on your team who can make updates. From daily to weekly depending on your website’s aims and goals. News sites are updated several times a day! Go figure.

The Changing Landscape

A Website is like a car. Once unveiled it begins to lose its value, as market competition and conditions change with lightning speed in the digital space. Improvements happen daily. So, if your website is purely traditional, and you do not have a wellness & care plan in place, it might not even meet basic search standards.

Evolving Trends in Website Design

With modern designs based on templates too, the turnaround times have dramatically dropped. This further makes it look like traditional website design is dead! Which to be honest is not true. Yet, the best news for a newbie business owner on a budget is that most webpage templates are also SEO optimized and are free! I am talking about products like Elementor Page Builder, Starter Templates, Wix, Weebly, etc. All makes it so much easier for new web designers to get that basic site going in days as opposed to weeks or even months as traditional static-coded websites demand. 

Not forgetting AI designs with tools like Canva allowing anyone to create a web page with existing templates that are so aesthetically pleasing one doesn’t even need to have the graphics. 

Exploring the rise of alternative approaches and technologies:

Today, with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence one can design a single page site with a tool like this one without needing a professional developer.

That said, the available templates are used by millions across the globe. It also takes skills to design a professional-looking page with that tool. Thus, I strongly encourage you to get a pro developer if you prefer a bespoke unique page.

Word To The Wise – Here is a con for those who might choose website makers like Wix, Weebly, etc. Predefined Templates have limitations related to customization and documentation for the free users. Support is only offered to paying subscribers/clients. The documentation of most of these templates is so poorly written that understanding what they mean and deciphering it can be a challenge, especially for the newbie user.

The other con is – lack of differentiation. With free template-type sites, customization features are very limited. Meaning? Your website will look like many others online, making it difficult for your target audience to distinguish it from those other websites. That’s why we recommend you get a website designer who can help you customize your website today.

Let us very quickly Explore the relationship between website design and marketing strategies

As stated before, modern websites are also built on the synergy between on-page SEO and fast-loading sites. This is great for marketing and for SERPS. We do talk about SERPs in our article on Blog SEO and How to Rank Fast, go check it out soon.

So, with a modern website, marketing is at the forefront of the design and local or inbound marketing is very important to attract your target audience and customers. Of course, sharing helpful tips and content via your blog roll is very essential for nurturing your audience in to Leads and Buyers.  So it is very important to embrace innovative website design techniques for your business growth.

Key Takeaways and Conclusions for entrepreneurs and business owners

Final thoughts on the future of website design – While some may say that traditional website design is dead, this is purely due to its limitations, that can hinder online success. In my humble veiw, it still has its merits, especially for small and static type info websites. That said, these too need to adapt to modern demands. Because user experience and mobile responsiveness are crucial factors in a website’s success.

We have seen today that alternative and modern designs can offer unique benefits that your competition has embraced and you too should consider them.

As shared in our article last week, Data analysis and storytelling play significant roles in effective web design and marketing. Thus, striking a balance between aesthetics and functionality is essential.

So, the future of website design is here, modern developers are incorporating emerging technologies and user preferences into their creations and so should you.

Closing – Thank you so much for tuning in, feel free to share this episode with someone who may benefit too. Do share your views and suggest what topic you would like to hear more of in the comments below or on our socials @KalungiGroup

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Julie Syl Kalungi COO Kalungi Group 2


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