Friday, June 26, 2009

Custom Web site design versus template Web site design

Template Web site design:
Web sites templates are used widely among businesses with a limited budget, good for starter uppers. In the beginning stages of a business a template can work great, but be aware that thousands of other businesses will have a site that looks just like yours – no specialized branding. Keep in mind that there are limitations to templates and if you are looking to add features (i.e. placing navigation and photos exactly where you want, search engine optimization, animation, advanced functionality or databases) to your Web site, it may cost more in the long run then doing a custom Web site with a professional developer. You may also have a hard time finding a template that fits your company’s branding style.

Custom Web site design:
With an almost immeasurable amount of Web sites on the internet, it is imperative that your business Web site leave a lasting impression with the viewer. With almost everyone looking for services on the internet, sometimes your Web site is your company’s only chance to make a good first impression, so don’t blow it.

Having a custom Web site allows you to work with a professional Web designer to come up with a site that meets your company’s needs and can grow as your company does. Custom Web sites are also more cost effective in the long run if you want to add animation, specialized pictures, advanced functionality or databases, client login and other types of interaction that can benefit your company and clients.

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