We are trying to decide between using wordpress.com for a professional site or hiring a designer/developer to build the site for us.
Using the professional upgrade for wordpress.com, we would be able to have a lot of control, security, flexibility, integration and room for growth. WordPress.com is robust enough to do pretty much everything we'd like to do, however, we have some design questions.
1. With the business upgrade, how much control do we have? For example, in the Oxygen Template, we like the sticky posts that show on the showcase page, however, we'd like the headlines removed so that they do not disrupt the images. Can these be removed or is that just part of the template design?
2. Will WordPress.com have templates in the near future that feature full screen images similar to so many web sites that are out there these days? Is that HTML5?
We really think using wordpress could be a great solution.
The blog I need help with is hickokcole.wordpress.com.