Advantages of Website Templates

Posted by: Hasan on April 18th, 2007 in Website Templates

The main reason why people use website templates is to get an advantage in the form of it being faster in making the website that can often be as many as five to ten times faster than other means of creating a website. Professionals who are expert web designers can do the job, but the whole process is much slower.

You would also get better quality of finished product if you use a website template since the one’s that are already created are aesthetic as well as professional and provide maximum functionality as well. With ease of editing of the website template possible, you can create truly artistic websites without much fuss or bother.

A website template will also not necessarily mean spending a lot of money, as for a small sum of money; you can get a quality design that will provide a basis for creating your own website. Spending fewer than one hundred dollars provides you with a full-site creation with many pages, and for two hundred dollars you can get the templates adapted to your particular requirements. Read the rest of this entry »

Defining Website Templates

Posted by: Hasan on April 18th, 2007 in Website Templates

If you aren’t a web designer and need to create a webpage, you don’t have to go through all that painful process. If there is one thing that Internet has shown us is that you can find services of any kind inside it. Web templates aren’t the exception. You only need to enter the following keywords: web templates, website templates or web templates and you will obtain thousands of results.

However, what are web templates exactly? Basically, website templates are the structure for the “text side” of your website. That means that within web site templates you will be able to find the content plus the html code.

Remember that web templates come empty. The only thing that you need to do is to insert your content in the predefined spaces of the website templates; the programming does the rest. You’ll see how the pre-programmed code of web site templates arranges the content perfectly. Read the rest of this entry »

Website Design Templates

Posted by: Hasan on April 16th, 2007 in Website Templates

If you are building a consumer driver website, it needs to look the part. Websites designed for search engines and spiders are not of the same caliber as websites for actual customers or clients. All marketers know it is best to start dabbling in a project to test its possibilities before committing full-scale, and the best way to do so is to create a basic site, and see if the target customers start arriving.

To build this site, you need to use better techniques than with previous, non-visually based websites. The cheapest and easiest way to do so is to use web design templates. These can help bridge the gap between concept and success, and most templates are so professional in appearance; they might be exactly what you need when the business really gets rolling, too.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Web Templates

Posted by: Hasan on April 16th, 2007 in Website Templates

Web templates can be a huge asset to busy web designers. The variety of templates available is astounding, and almost any style of website can be developed using a template as a foundation. With that being said, there are also reasons to think carefully before selecting a template at random.

Advantages of Web Templates

Web templates have many advantages over custom designed sites. The most obvious advantage is the cost and time element. A web template costs considerably less than a custom website, but the quality of the design is often consistent with the custom variety.

Constructing a website from a template also can save a great deal of time. Custom sites can take months, but template based sites can be created in days, perhaps even hours. The more time that is spent initially in planning a website’s purpose and features, the less time the actual site creation will take.

If you know what is important in the design before shopping for a template, you can find a template that is the right color, contains the right graphics, and customize anything else. A well-designed template can be customized to almost any degree. It is unlikely that one of the millions of templates available will be absolutely perfect. However, if the basic elements of a site are present in the design, you can always add or delete pages, fix the buttons or make any other changes necessary.
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Using Web Templates

Posted by: Hasan on April 16th, 2007 in Website Templates

Creating websites was once a job best undertaken by professionals with years of experience and often a high fee. Fortunately, this is no longer the case as the internet is now filled with web templates to help the average user design a professional looking website - without the help of a paid designer.

Web Templates

Web templates are best compared to paint-by–number pictures so popular among the toddler set. They are simply pre-designed websites that make it simple to add relevant information, content, links, logos, and pictures. The HTML coding is already set up, and by cutting and pasting to add the items that make a site unique, a user can design an effective website in very little time, and for very little money.
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Readymade Web Templates - The Negatives

Posted by: Hasan on April 15th, 2007 in Website Templates

Pre-designed web templates, for most of us, at first may appear to be really handy creations. But a bit of closer analysis would reveal that it has some glaring drawbacks that could eventually lead to more issues than solutions later on for the webmasters. Given below are few reasons why readymade web templates are not so good an idea.

  • The issue starts with the code itself, which ideally must be search engine friendly. Unfortunately, virtually none of the free web templates available in the web have search engine friendly codes. Then there are templates created entirely in Flash, which are unspiderable. People tend to overlook such crucial aspects usually.
  • W3C compliance: Most of the ready made web templates available in the web are not W3C compliant, which in fact sets the standard for website coding.
  • Another essential property of a website is its cross browser compatibility. That is, how it is programmed to be compatible with all popular browsers in vogue. Many of the pre-designed web templates are not optimized this way.
  • In web design, there are certain best practices or quality standards that every web designer strictly adheres to (like positioning the logo on the top left hand side of the webpage). But, the same cannot be said about pre-designed web templates.
  • Yet another major flaw observed with pre-designed web templates is its navigation. In most cases, the navigation used in free web templates rarely meets one’s actual requirements. What is the use in having such a website?

To sum it up, unless yours is not a freak website, it is always better to have a website designed by professionals than going for a free web template for the sake of saving few hundred dollars. If you do so, sooner or later, you’ll end up spending more.

Flash Templates - Making the Right Choice

Posted by: Hasan on April 9th, 2007 in Flash Templates

Flash, or interactive animated portions of a website, are one of the latest technologies to span the globe. As most internet browsers, as well as operating systems, now have flash players equipped, it seems only logical to put a little sparkle into any company website. This is not always as fool-proof as it seems, however. While Flash is a valuable aspect of a website for most individuals or companies, there are some who should consider the decision carefully.

What are Flash Templates?

Most small businesses who want to incorporate Flash into a website use Flash templates. These templates are great timesaving, budget friendly measures that greatly simplify website design. All web templates are basic outlines containing design aspects for a website. The uniqueness of the Flash templates is in the actual animated portions of the design.
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The Web Design Template - A Manual for Small Business Owners

Posted by: Hasan on March 26th, 2007 in Website Templates

It is seemingly common knowledge that every business, be it large or small, must have a website to actively compete in today’s workplace. The internet has opened the consumer market to an international level, and even if a business is targeting only local customers, there is an expectation that a quality business must have a respectable homepage and site.

Many small business owners are intimidated by the assumed technicality and work associated with building a website, or they are disgusted by the going rates of traditional designers. Fortunately, the advent of the web design template has brought a fresh breeze into a field that was once stagnant, and almost secretive. Gone are the days when a business required a high-price designer to spend weeks or months creating a basic homepage and related links. Now business owners can create attractive, professional web sites for a fraction of the time and cost.
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Creating a Website Using Web Design Templates

Posted by: Hasan on March 17th, 2007 in Website Templates

It is common knowledge that designing a website for either personal or business use can take a substantial toll on an individual’s time and wallet. But, that same website, regardless of price or effort, can be critical to the success of an individual or a company. Web design templates offer an economical solution to this dilemma, by providing a design with a professional appearance for a bargain price. Once the decision to avoid the high-priced expert has been made, the hardest part of designing a website can be selecting the perfect web design template.

There are many things to consider when selecting a web design template. The most important is the purpose of the future website as well as the knowledge of the amateur designer. Areas to consider include:
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Importance of Unique Content for a Website

Posted by: Hasan on March 16th, 2007 in Search Engines

If content is king, unique content is the supreme master of the universe. It is important to have relevant content for both search engine optimization and visitors, but having unique, well-written content is crucial to the overall success of the online venture.

What is Unique Content?

Unique content, in its simplest form, is material on a website that is completely different from content anywhere else on the internet. It is unique. The term usually refers to written words on the page, but can apply to other areas, such as charts or graphics, as well.

Unique Content and SEO

As they have changed, search engines are growing much more concerned with unique content. Although nobody knows the exact algorithm for the major search engines, it has become very clear that unique content is rewarded by increased page rank, and duplicate content is punished – sometimes quite severely. Duplicate content is content that is identical to material found on another website.

Some websites that pull feeds from other websites or news services might seem to skirt around the unique content issue, but there is always more to a site than RSS feeds. The more original content on a page, the more highly it is regarded by search engines. If any portion of a website contains materials that are seen elsewhere, the owner can expect the subsequent penalty.
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