It's been a while since we've posted interviews with TemplateMonster's customers. Today, we are back with a case study shared by a freelancer from Canada. Monstroid multipurpose WordPress template is in the spotlight. Keep reading further to find out how you can save loads of time on web development, manage a theme with no coding routine being involved, and still have time for family life.
Name: Martin Vondruska
Even if you order a custom-made site, it is not guaranteed that you will get the desired look and feel of a web project in the end. It's a negative experience that Martin has faced several times in his life. However, every cloud has a silver lining. By trial and error, he has found the most optimal solution to get a website live with no coding skills required. Learn more in the interview.
I started out with DreamWeaver CS3 and built my first site (many years ago). Because I understood what I needed it went quite well, but I slaved away trying to understand coding. Maybe it was a good thing, because it made my first site very simple and user-friendly, but didn't look very flashy.
As I was doing the sites, I also learned Photoshop. I'd make my content. Loved to work with PhotoShop and Gimp and got very good at it. No coding, you will see a pattern here.
My next few sites I got made in other countries but it was so frustrating. Even when I sent them a Photoshop picture of what the website was to look like, colour and all, they still got it wrong. I spent tens of hours writing work scopes where I was losing money on the build. It seemed easy and I didn't have to do any coding, but the time I spent taking what my customer wanted and I drafted up to what the developer gave us back was unworkable.
The few sites I got made in India I later had to abandon because they were poorly developed and the company no longer was in business for me to get anything else done. Not a happy camper.
I saw the short video and thought I'd give it a try. The upfront cost wasn't too bad and even if it didn't work, it was still better than getting anything made in India.
No coding needed and I could just drag and drop.
The upfront cost is relatively low. As I later found out, the support was excellent.
Here are just a few examples of Martin's projects:
The actual building of the site is incredibly easy and quick. I'd say it's sped up my build by 3x or more. And the level of look and feel is great. Far better than anything I've done to date.You
You do have to understand how the pages work if you're using a pre-built theme, but wow how easy it goes without any coding.
I just can't say enough of the excellent experience.
And here is my biggest point.
There are more and more drag and drop type sites coming on like Wix where they say it's free to build a site, however, find out if you can:
**You will live in their ecosystem and play by their rules.**
I Live and play by my rules.
Thanks. That about sums it up.
Have you ever worked with Monstroid? Do have anything to tell about your experience of developing a site with its help? You are welcome to share your reflections below.
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