If we can choose the right template for the site, that is half of the success of the future project.
To date, templates are used in 80-90% of all sites. And this is logical: why invent the wheel every time if you can use the finished developments.
Also, in most sites, everything is standard and familiar: about us, contacts, etc.
And typical tasks require standard solutions. And one of them is a template.
What is a Template Website?
Imagine buying a new car. You do not order it, you just choose from the offered models the one that, by basic parameters, which you can in no way influence, the most suitable for you.
This means that most modern cars are a template. Somewhere an intelligent plant specialist has developed a specific model that then goes into mass production and reaches your city with the same unaltered interior.
As a result, you can choose from the specific model only colour, engine and add some extras.
And if you want to make your car like no other, or increase the ceiling to increase the size of the car, but the engine instead of the front, rear, installing other headlights? Do we have to explain that this will turn out to be obscenely expensive so that it is unlikely that anyone will come up with such an idea?
Another example: surely everyone has movies on their computer. Which is easier: to copy a movie to watch or use by someone, or to make a brand new movie in that genre? Clearly, it’s easier to copy: CTRL + C and CTRL + V.
After all, if we use a ready-made template for the site, it’s enough to just copy and set it up.
And if we are doing something new that is not there on the template, we have to turn to specialists – designer, programmer… Because one person cannot do everything right.
So, if you want to build your good website or shop for some of your insights other than market templates, you’ll have to start from scratch.
How to get started choosing a site template?
The template is not just a website on the internet to press your thumb on and done, but one that you can buy access to (or download for free). With access to the site’s source code, you can quickly and easily use the finished site template.
This means that the template is an archive of program files that can be quickly located on any server. And by making small design changes, you can easily get a copy of the site. If there is no such archive, it is not a template, but simply a foreign site.
You do not have to rush and throw in the beautiful picture. First, decide which CMS to place the site on. And only then start looking at the templates that exist for these CMSs.
It’s like choosing a new car. First, it is wise to address all the fundamental issues, for example, you need gasoline, diesel, hybrid or electric car. Or you can choose a small car for the city, a car for business, and then choose a make, colour, volume, etc.
Highlights cannot be changed. That means you can’t make a jeep from a car. And you can change the colour, of course, for the money.
So with CMS.
After selecting the “engine” for the site, you can change some of its parameters, but the kernel itself will remain unchanged. And it will depend on the success of the progress in demand, the cost of future improvements, the ability to administer and manage the system, security, etc.
Are you focusing on CMS? Then choose a template for the site, based on the look and feel of the site.
The templates are paid and free.
90% of all templates are professional paid templates from serious studios. And it’s good that they are paid! After all, this means that the studio has worked hard to create a great project. And then sell it at retail to anyone.
The cost of buying a template is usually in line with the cost of the studio. If the price suits you, buy it!
In this case, you get the most stable, stylish, modern, responsive website for human money. Prices for paid retail templates typically range from $ 30 to $ 70.
Yes, yes, you can download the template for free! Free templates are an excellent opportunity for the cheapest start-up, because you do not have to pay for a template, but only for installation and configuration. And if you know HTML / CSS, you can do everything yourself!
The main advantage of free templates is, of course, the price, or rather its absence, but it is also important to note their simplicity.