Web Designer VS Automatic Web Designer. Who will win?

Hey! I have a doubt that the rapid growing websites that make website designing as easy as drag and drop going to eat the web designers market ? Cause every day and every coming year they will be offering more than thousand of website designs.

Please someone can explain me better on this topic like the advantages and disadvantages between the two and which one is going to have better future scope . I will be really grateful.

Hi @krishnakantnaik04 !

I think there is room for both website builders and designers.

For example, if you are just starting out and have a small budget, then bringing in a web designer might not be an option.

A lot of organizations and individuals, want to design the site themselves and the premade templates work just fine for them.

When does it make sense to bring in a designer?

If you have the money and you want your site to have a unique style for the brand.
A designer is going to give you way more options for customization than a web template.

It really depends on the situation but IMO I think there is room for both options.


This is a subject that comes up on the forum a lot, so if you search around you’ll see previous discussions.

Any task that is extremely repetative will eventually be automated. In the Before Times, small businesses and individuals who wanted a website needed a web developer to make it, even if it was just some pictures and their contact information. Now, if you want a website that is very similar to the majority of small business or individual websites you can use a tool that lets you choose from a few layouts, pick your colors, and upload your images and text. And yet there is more need for web developers than ever. That’s because we are the ones replacing ourselves with automation. Instead of building the same local restaurant websites over and over, we build the tools that build the websites.


Bear in mind that using a visual builder tool is still effectively programming, just using a visual tool. That tool is always going to be far more limited than using a programming languages, and that’s fine for lots of usecases: lots of people don’t need the power you get from programming at the code level. But lots of people do, and that’s not going to change any time soon. Text-based programming languages are really good when you need to program things, in most cases better suited to the task than anything else. Visual languages are really good for limited tasks (constructing a basic website, for example). Yes, the market for web designers writing code specifically for websites has probably shrunk (but if you’re talking about designers, that’s not the same as developers – most wouldn’t be writing code anyway). For developers making small websites for small businesses or individuals, that market also has shrunk a lot, so yes, Squarespace et al have done a lot to get rid of those jobs.


It’s like asking if carpenters or Ikea are going to win in the marketplace of furniture. There is room for both. Some people will always want to save money and are happy with a pressboard thing they get in a box and screw together themselves. And some people will want something more specifically tailored to their needs and put together by a skilled craftsman with quality materials.


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