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July 17, 2007

Website Templates or Freelance Web Designers?

Creating a site from scratch takes time and knowledge. Sometimes this time can be better utilized promoting your website or marketing your products. So why not use a pre-designed template that can give you a professional look and have all the style and attractiveness of a custom designed website..

Website templates come in colorful designs and are usually appealing to the general public who are interested in getting involved in the online community. The visual appearance can be as diverse as the people who cater to this product.

The modernization of web development had led many webmasters to customize their own websites. This has led to hundreds of thousands of websites existing on the Internet. Therefore, some companies are now changing their free template business model into subscription programs.

In a subscription based web page template program, users can opt to choose a number of website designs and use them for e-commerce (business on the web), personal profiles and for organizational use.

Buying templates usually gives you access to support and tutorials that can get you up and going quickly. You can also pay a little more and get a professional to do the website customization for you. Web developers are in great supply and are willing to help you get your project on the road. Support forums can also assist you with any issues that may arise.

When you buy a professionally designed template you know that you will have an efficient and attractive template that can get you in business within one day.

Developing your web pages is simple when using templates. If you can download a file, you can get started customizing your site. Yes, it’s that simple.

Since web page templates are user-friendly, ready-to-use, and do not employ complicated code as in the case of self built HTML-based web pages, the templates save time and energy and will display the same heading and menu throughout a website.

Some website template developers have created numerous HTML template formats and offer the subscriber a wide selection of templates. This will serve to allow you to select a template style that suits your needs and personal preferences for website design.

After selecting your site design and creating the website page it is time to publish your website online. This is done by securing a domain name and a host for your site. Some template developers are equipped to offer domain registration and hosting. You may, also, use third party registration and hosting options.

Since your templates are easy to customize you have substantial flexibility in your site’s ultimate look. You can also alter the look when you want to, for any reason you choose. Changing different elements on your page can determine how long visitors stay on your site, so experiment and don’t be afraid to ask your audience for feedback.

Pictures can be particularly daunting to deal with at times. Placing pictures on web pages requires that the picture be uploaded to your host along with your web pages. Most templates already include pictures and care must be taken in uploading the picture to the proper location.

Color is an important aspect in website design. Whether you buy a pre-made template or use a freelance web designer or freelance programmer, take your time and choose a color scheme that is consistent with your product of company logo. Be careful if using dark colors and be certain that the contrast allows the text to be visible in all browsers.

Future articles will cover these thses issues and more in detail, but be cognizant that your time is your most valuable asset.

Author:  Learn more about professional freelance web development at Outsourceheaven.com and read more articles for newbie webmasters by Glenn Roy Ormond at Rookie Webmaster

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