I met a man recently who told me that he did not develop websites by hand because it is not cost effective for him to code every line. It is nice to think that you have a bespoke website in just the same way that you have a bespoke dress or suit rather than something “off-the-shelf”. When it comes to website design and development, “off-the-shelf” does not mean a copy of an existing website. Building a website from scratch using computer coding alone will not only be expensive in the first place but also costly to maintain.
To learn more about why hand coding is expensive read my article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hand-coding-ecommerce-websites-costs-money-christine-kaluza-spautz/ Hand Coding eCommerce Websites Costs Money. Or let me know your thoughts in the comments.