Grousing with a colleague recently, as web developers often do, about all the “you’ll have a website up and running in a few minutes” ads on TV (not really true, frankly). Those “hosted” solutions can be the right choice for, say, a photographer who just wants to upload his latest artwork and be done with it. Realistically, even very small businesses need features that don’t come with the those simple sites.
My friend Steve mentioned he’d recently checked the Historical trends in the usage of Content Management Systems (CMS) for websites. It turns out that WordPress has 28% of the market vs. Joomla with 3.3% and Drupal with 2.25. (If you like stats, here’s a link to the whole enchilada.)
In the early days, I did develop some Joomla sites but found that clients were unable to update their own website…which is kinda the whole idea of using a CMS. So, bottom line is that WordPress is going to be around for awhile, so if you need a website that is mobile-friendly (this is now mandatory for anyone who wants to succeed on the web), check out WordPress and give me a call. It really is free and priceless at the same time.