That’s the central question, isn’t it? What can no-code do for us web designers/developers, and is it actually in our favour in the long run? Will computers steal our jobs once again?
The no-code development is a pretty nifty tool for non-nerdy people. You don’t hafta know all of that code shizzle to create a brand spanking new website. It allows users to customise sites without touching any code at all. An example of no-coding creation is the Wix sites you can make yourself – anyone can do it!
But What is No-Code?
No-code allows non-programmers and programmers to create software using a graphical user interface instead of writing big chunks of code from scratch. It was created with the belief that technology should enable and facilitate creation rather than be a big ol’ barrier getting in the way.
What’re the Pros?
No-code opens fan-tab opportunities for less technically inclined people. It makes developers lives easier in the long run as they then have the time to concentrate on bigger projects with higher complexities. Engineers no longer have to create each and every form, app or dynamic page, making for faster launches and cost reductions. No-code empowers various nontechnical professionals to design websites, apps and databases, without writing one line of code!
There is similar no-code that is emerging in WordPress called full site editing. Full site editing improves the user experience, giving users the ability to edit and control all aspects of their site. WordPress is now giving the user more ability to edit their header and footer where before they may have needed to edit the theme or use a page builder. Overall, no-coding allows more smooth-sailing, creative freedom.
What’re the Cons?
Bet you’re thinking the same as we were for a hot sec, though. Is no-code going to make developers go extinct? Nah dude. S’all good. See, there’s always a demand for expertise. Someone needs to code the non-code software, after all.
Anyone can head over to Youtube and find a tutorial on how to ‘Build a Wix Website’. Doing this means your site will be more likely to be poorly optimised for mobile and tablet, and it won’t look as polished or unique as a professionally designed site. On Wix, for example, you’re likely using a template used by thousands of people, so you have very little change of standing out from your competition.
There’s also limited e-commerce functionality on developments like these, although Shopify have tried to combat this quite successfully. In short, you’ll get a better quality site from someone with years of knowledge and experience behind them. Especially with the team here at Limely! 😎
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