A Template – Yes or No?

So you feel it’s time to update your website, and you’ve decided to go all out: building a website suited to mobile devices, parallax, functional, has cool and hip features, etc.

In this post, we will try to give you some information about using a template, so you know what to expect and whether it’s right for you.

So what’s a template?

A template is a “ready made” website onto which your design content is uploaded.

Numerous companies sell templates complete with a content management program.

It may sound simple but it isn’t.

For example, how do you implement your company’s concept and brand onto a template?

In order to insert your brand’s colors, appearance and fonts, the graphic artists will have to work according to the template – with all its limitations.

The same goes for your content and specific requirements.

What about the languages presented on your website? English? Hebrew and English? Hebrew, English, Russian and French? Is the template able to provide content in a number of languages – including Hebrew, which is written from right to left?

What happens if you don’t like the pictures and animation of the given template?

It is important to know that in order to adapt the template to your specific requirements, a development expert must be employed to eliminate the undesirable features, and replace them with desirable ones.

who can benefit from templates?

  • Small businesses who don’t need a personalized website
  • Businesses with a very limited budget yet who want to be up-to-date and look good

Advantages:

  • A responsive, modern website that looks good
  • Suits a limited budget
  • Doesn’t take long to design and set up

Disadvantages:

  • The website is not specifically defined and designed for your company, which affects the user experience and the message you are trying to convey
  • There is no coherent connection or interaction between the content and the experience
  • Limited options for telling your story
  • You won’t stand out, as other websites will look just like yours
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