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Website Type Comparisons
Website Characteristics Do-it-yourself Cut and Paste Template based designers BWD CMS Professional Custom Websites Other Professional Designers
Direct cost: Free, kind of $275-$995 $495 $995-$2500+
Frustration/time: Medium-High Medium Little Little-Medium
Customization: Very little Little Complete Varies
Extra Functions: Almost none Some Many Varies
Scalability: None Very little High Medium-High
Characteristic: Cheap Gets you online Professional web presence Professional web presence
Result: Suboptimized, placeholder site with little functionality Decent site with limited capabilities Professional site in appearance and functionality Professional site in appearance and possibly functionality