Web Design

Why DIY Tools were Rejected by the Market?

[vc_row][vc_column][tm_heading tag=”h5″ custom_google_font=”” font_weight=”500″ text=”“With the web design service industry a $20.1B market in the US alone, and more than 16M new websites added every month, who creates these millions of new sites? More than 70% of websites are created in a professional process by developers using pro-developers platforms. These B2B solutions offer tools for building advanced websites including custom design and CMS (Content Management Systems), such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.”” font_size=”lg:18″ line_height=”1.94″][tm_spacer size=”lg:45″][tm_heading tag=”div” custom_google_font=”” text=”While 70% of websites are built by developers, agencies, and freelancers, only 3% of websites are built by small-businesses with self-serve DIY tools like Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly. The DIY model has barely putting a dent in the website building market, despite aggressively building out features for over a decade.”][tm_spacer size=”lg:50″][tm_image image_size=”custom” align=”center” image=”107″ image_size_width=”770″ image_size_height=”510″][tm_spacer size=”lg:46″][tm_heading tag=”div” custom_google_font=”” text=”Why do businesses still depend on internal teams or service providers, ie agencies and freelancers, to build websites for them? Can’t these feature-rich self-serve platforms provide powerful, easy-to-use tools businesses need to build a site themselves, without needing to depend on “the web guy?” Shouldn’t building a website be as easy as setting up a Facebook page?”][tm_blockquote text=”Platform companies are product organizations that think in terms of roadmaps and features and sprints.”][tm_heading tag=”div” custom_google_font=”” text=”While some websites are simple and any luddite can quickly build them with existing DIY tools, many business websites are extremely complex and are custom built by internal teams and / or digital agencies for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Or millions. And, many small businesses just don’t want to learn how to use DIY tools, or don’t care to, or have time to. They’d rather focus on their day to day business. Digital marketing is not their forte or interest. (Source: medium.com)”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Web Design

US Ranks Near Bottom on Development Commitment

[vc_row][vc_column][tm_heading tag=”h5″ custom_google_font=”” font_weight=”500″ text=”The US ranks near the bottom of an index which ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit people living in the poorer nations. The poor performance by the US in the Commitment to Development Index (CDI) was driven by low scores on foreign aid, finance, and environmental policies, according to the annual report released on Tuesday by Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD). ” font_size=”lg:18″ line_height=”1.94″][tm_spacer size=”lg:45″][tm_heading tag=”div” custom_google_font=”” text=”The CDI, published annually by the CGD, ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit people living in poorer nations. Sweden tops this year’s CDI, followed by Denmark. Germany climbs to the podium and shares third place with Finland, said the annual report released by the CGD. The US remained in the 23rd spot out of 27 rich countries in the survey, the report said. “][tm_spacer size=”lg:50″][tm_image image_size=”custom” align=”center” image=”107″ image_size_width=”770″ image_size_height=”510″][tm_spacer size=”lg:46″][tm_heading tag=”div” custom_google_font=”” text=”The US scored well on security and trade, although new tariffs could drag down the US’s ranking in the future. European countries, meanwhile, took the top 12 spots in this year’s ranking. “It’s clear that European countries are taking the lead on global development, while the US takes a big step back,“ said Anita Kappeli, a researcher at the Center for Global Development and an author of the study.
“][tm_blockquote text=”It’s clear that European countries are taking the lead on global development, while the US takes a big step back.”][tm_heading tag=”div” custom_google_font=”” text=”According to the report, while the US is the largest aid donor in absolute value, in 2017 it provided just 0.18 percent of its GNI – gross national income — for development assistance, far below the international commitment of 0.7 percent GNI and below average for the CDI countries. It also performs poorly on technology. (Source: economictimes.indiantimes.com)”][/vc_column][/vc_row]