ARTICLES FOR WEBMASTERS
Website Templates - Are They for You?
By Judith Hayes
A template is a basic design which contains all necessary coding for a web site, including navigation. It also contains graphic files for the background, banner and links. Using a template is ideal for the newcomer to web design as well as for the professional.
Thousands of Templates are Available
Literally thousands of template designs are available to meet the requirements of every business or personal website. Designs for osCommerce, Swish, ZenCart, Magneto and other popular applications are reasonably priced and save considerable time.
Templates are Easy to Use
Any one who can copy and paste can use a template. No knowledge of coding is necessary. Templates include easy to follow instructions and will usually include the designer's contact information in case you have a problem. Beginners should only use HTML templates for ease of editing.
Templates are Affordable
Depending on the complexity of the template needed, the price range is normally between $25.00 and $150.00. There are some free templates online. For the person who is nervous about using a template, using a free one for practice is a good idea. Compared to the cost of a web designer, templates are a bargain.
Templates are Fast
Everyone knows time is money and the sooner a website is up and running, the sooner it will be generating income. Many hours of coding are eliminated and there is no need to worry about graphics. As they are included. Templates save time and money and that's a great combination!
Professional Design and Layout
An attractive website is important. It's hard for a beginner to accomplish all that needs to be done. Template designers are professionals and create all the graphics including the background. Those files are included with the template. A website represents a business and is often the first introduction a potential client receives. It needs to be first class!
Where to Find Templates
It is very easy to do a search online and quickly find dozens of sites offering templates. Some of the more popular sites are steves-templates.com, templatemonster.com, coolhomepages.com and freewebsitetemplates.com. There are many other very good sites offering excellent templates and helpful hints.
The adaptability of most templates makes them ideal for almost any use. Don't hesitate any longer. It is possible for the novice to build an attractive and professional website by using a pre-designed template.
List of services providing free Templates
Designners can upload their templates to most of them