Jan 012013

Taking advantage of a website template in order to use it as a foundation of your future website is a very good idea. The reason for this is that you’ll save a lot of time and money, but you’ll still have a website that is good looking and functional. Many businesses save money by using website templates instead of hiring a professional web designer.

Having a business without a website is absolutely unrealistic if you want to succeed. Nowadays, people rely on the internet to find what they need and your website must be there as well. Having your own website will allow you to promote your services and products to millions of people around the world. However, many business owners aren’t sure if they should use a website template, because of the certain myths they have in their mind about using free online templates. Below we tried to discuss all common concerns people have about the use of ready website templates and also discussed the chances their concerns can become a reality or not.

Concern 1: My Website Won’t Be Unique

Answer: The probability of this is very small, because there are thousands of templates on the internet and there is a very small probability that one of your competitors is using exactly the same template. The other thing is that templates are easily customizable and you don’t need to be familiar with coding in order to change the layout and colors of any template.

Concern 2: I Don’t Know a Single Line of Code

Answer: It’s true, but just think about the money and time you’ll save in this process. Thanks to the template you can have your own website in a few hours and you’ll save hundreds of dollars. Besides, coding a website isn’t so difficult and with a little bit of reading you’ll learn how to customize your website and update its content. If you are using a CMS like WordPress, Druupal or Joomla for example you can easily manage the website’s content without knowing a single line of code.

Concern 3: What If I Encounter A Problem?

Answer: Reputable template vendors have their own support staff and they’ll gladly help you if you have any problems with your template. Some of them also have custom support services which are paid, but you’ll receive professional help for a very small amount of money. So if you also encounter any kind of problem with web template you have chosen or your site then you can ask vendor for help you to diffuse the tension quickly.

Concern 4: I Can’t Find a Template That Meets My Needs

Answer: This is a common issue that is easily resolved. Most website can be easily customized, so you have complete freedom to tailor them according to your requirements. If you want major changes, but you don’t know how to code them, you can ask the template vendor to help you. So finding one according to your needs is not an arduous task you can’t achieve easily.

Concern 5: I Don’t Have Time

Answer: This is probably one of the biggest issues, but I assure you that supporting your own website isn’t as time-consuming as you think. I’m sure that you can spare at least an hour every day in order to learn how to run your website without paying for the services of a webmaster. Dedicating just an hour everyday to your site can really make a difference if you go on correct lines so don’t keep you from these useful web designing options just because of some baseless myths created about using them.

Today where everyone is trying to build stable online position to promote services to global market, free blog templates can really save a lot of time, effort and money by letting you create professional looking website just within few minutes. So if you are also messing with time and money constraints then go for online free web templates and make things easier to greater extent for you.

My name is Shah and I love to write about seo, design, social media and online marketing at my blog seobuzzworld.com. Feel free to ask me any SEO questions, or stop by my site and say hi.
  • http://exabytes.com.my/ BlackWoods

    Using premium and paid template doesn’t mean your website will be unique too, as there will be a lot of others who bought the same template as you.

    Getting a designer to design a website for you from scratch is the best to get unique website but it also the most expensive.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      Many designers also use other themes as frames of reference, in fact most who design a website or have a look, they anything they are likely to think of has already been done somewhere on the millions of websites online already :) I agree though completely, look at all the Thesis or Genesis clone sites out there, though there are skins, templates many are using the same ones.

    • http://myindigolives.wordpress.com/ Ellie K

      Your 1st paragraph is correct. DragonBlogger confirms that re proliferation of Thesis and Genesis clone sites. Your 2nd paragraph should be correct too, though I’m less certain recently. This is why: Twitter Bootstrap-clone sites are popping up everywhere! I don’t know if the creators are designers. I do believe that a good website designer, however they acquired the expertise (education or learning by doing), is especially helpful if one is new to e-commerce.

      Once you have some experience, I think the author, Shah, and comments are on target: DIY (do it yourself) is better. If you start with a template that allows modifying the CSS, you can fine tune it to suit your needs. DIY gives more confidence, and understanding of a website, and thus, of customers! (Minor changes to a template can give a distinctive look and functionality to most website visitors, other than those who are in-the-know ;o)

  • http://www.sanumed.com/ Sanumed

    Above lines are very perfect because some of the lines sport my thoughts.Great article ..keep it up

  • http://twitter.com/LahaulSeth Lahaul Seth

    These are the reasons why i prefer to design my own sites. I think the best way to design a site would be to design it yourself. Though it takes time learn some of the CSS and HTML stuffs, but once you do, it becomes easier.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      When you say design your own sites, do you design more templates for CMS systems or entire self contained static sites? Do you still see a benefit for a company to use a static site vs a CMS system of some type as their interface anymore?

  • http://www.facebook.com/prem.rout Prem Rout

    Learning CSS is easy by referring Youtube videos or referring sites while actually implementing codes.

  • http://twitter.com/crashcloudsite Crash Cloud

    BlackWoods, I agree a free or paid theme doesn’t mean your site will be unique, but if you have basic html and css knowledge, you can get one of these templates and save about 80% of your time creating a site vs. building one new from scratch.

  • Noncasus

    “…coding a website isn’t so difficult…”

    The above line from Concern 2 is false. There are varying degrees of complexity when it comes to website coding. Some problems are easy to solve, others not so much.

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  • http://twitter.com/bosmol Bosmol

    I always use templates. You can easily buy a premium template for $50 and hire a programmer / designer to make a few changes to your liking. Many people will never know it is a template and it will look stunning if you have a nice template chosen.