Any business gains benefit from a webpage - whether it's a small business “Business Card" webpage or a big business multi-media webpage. The question is “When is it profitable?"
Over the last year I have surveyed over 110 webpage designers - novices and experts. I have also published thirty-nine interviews of webpage designers in Web Templates Blog and Designer Interviews Blog. The results have some strong things to say about webpage templates.
During the surveys and interviews I asked many questions. These questions focused on when a webpage designer would prefer to use a ready-made webpage template in the design of a website. Several trends emerged that are worthy of note.
Affordability - Web designers’ time is expensive. To keep costs down they use a premade webpage template that is very affordable. The availability of elegant designs is unbelievable. Prices range from $40-$90 for a fully designed webpage template.
Variety - The selection is huge! There are literally thousands of elegant designs available in web templates that cover all the various industries - from Car Dealers to Chicken Shacks to Doctor's Offices.
Quality - Many of the predesigned webpage templates have better quality than originally designed websites - especially in the website's overall look. For Flash designs there are really excellent webpage templates that save a designer or a do-it-yourselfer a lot of time and money. And Web Templates are usually designed by seasoned web designers themselves.
Customization - Web templates are designed for ease of customization. This allows you to add your pictures, texts, logos, links, art, etc. without problems. And the majority of webpage templates come with a selection of various fonts, free images, logos, etc. that you don’t have to buy or design to make your website unique.
Speed - You can have a website up and running in one or two days - from idea stage to customization. Even an amateur with a little web experience can use web templates.
Resources - Web templates are accompanied by additional resources when they are sold. In addition to images, fonts, etc. for customization, there is usually included information on ways to market your newly acquired website to the World Wide Web. Most of the time, the web templates provider will provide this information free of charge.
These are the most often mentioned reasons that designers - novices and gurus - use webpage templates.