Jun 2008
Website Design: Knowing Your Options

Proper website design could mean a world of difference when it comes to how visitors see your business. Sites containing colorful, professional layouts get more respect than those with poorer website design. So, you definitely can’t ignore the presence of website design… even if you feel you don’t have the time to fully achieve it.

Of course, if you are really busy, there are alternatives you can consider for achieving the best website design. These alternatives involve using templates or hiring a website designer. In the sections below you will learn the pros and cons of each of these options.

Using Templates
Templates are the most affordable choice for website design. They are widely available off of the Internet often free-of-charge. Additionally, many of them aren’t bad in terms of their looks. However, if you decide to use a template for website design, you lose a bit of originality. Why? Well, with so many of them being available for free, it’s highly possible if not probable that your beloved template is already being used by hundreds if not thousands of others. And, if you’re concerned about branding, the last thing you want is for your website design to already be recognized on other Web pages.

There is also another disadvantage with templates. Sometimes the original designer may incorporate spyware code into the design. And, unless you know how to dispel such coding, you may be stuck with a site full of pop-ups and undesirable links. Of course, this is if you’re lucky. If you get a website template off of a wrong site, you might inadvertently download viruses which could harm your computer.

Hiring a Website Designer
Hiring a website designer is more expensive than getting a template, but it is the best option if you want a unique website free of annoyances. Just make sure that before you hire someone, you check out their portfolio and references. Don’t work with a person who doesn’t know website design like the back of their hand.

If you need help trying to determine which website designer you should use, check with business associates. See who they might recommend. A good Website design company can make a world of difference to your brand identity. The same cannot be said when you use a template, since templates don’t have the knowledge that good website designers have.


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