Template Website Design
March 28, 2018
There are many website templates are available in the market like Wix, Weebly, WordPress, Squarespace and many more. Many people decide to use a template for a no. of reasons. I’ve outlined below some of the advantages and disadvantages of templates.
- These can be set up very quickly
- You can also do it yourself, or have someone in your organization do it without having any coding skills
- You don’t have to spend a lot of time on it
If you’re really hard pressed for time, and are in a hurry to get your site online, or if you are only starting out and your finances are very tight, then maybe you can go with a template. But keep in mind that it has these disadvantages:
- It is not a unique design, and there may be dozens or hundreds of other businesses using it. It can be very difficult to make your website stand out; and remember there are thousands of websites online.
- You have very limited customization options available in a template.
- Many templates are not built to be SEO friendly.
- In some cases, the background coding can be outdated which can result in your website not functioning properly on some of the browsers; in fact some templates are browser specific. This can severely limit your website.
- Building an e-commerce site on a template will give you extremely limited functionality.
- If the underlying coding is altered it becomes near impossible to update the theme when upgrades are released. So what began as a quick fix to get your website up could end up costing you more time and money in the long run.
- In some cases templates have many features that you would never use, so it is a waste.
- Any images or text you want to add to such a site, need to be adapted to fit in the predetermined areas on the template.