You see all of the ads online and on television about low-cost or even free websites. Wix, Weebly, Squarespace – there are lots of them out there, and while it’s tempting to use a pre-designed template for your website, it’s not a good idea. Sure, you can save money – but at what cost in terms of your image, brand, even traffic and growing your business? The cost is huge. Period. As one of the most trusted and reputable Atlanta web design firms, we can give you several reasons why a template based website is a bad idea.
Templates sold by online stores are used by thousands of other companies. Some website developers even use these templates in designing sites for their clients – for us a definite no-no. Why? Your website will end up being almost a carbon copy of lots of other websites. Instead of standing apart, you’ll blend in with the crowd – perhaps even your competitors!
You’ll have little or no control over functionality, which means making a change will be difficult or even impossible. As a business owner, shouldn’t you be in control of your company website?
Low quality coding. Okay, since you know nothing at all about coding why is it a big deal, or why should you care? In the digital world, coding is everything. Without it, you wouldn’t have phone apps, computer software, or even websites! It’s what’s in the background that you can’t see, but that makes your site function and display properly. The bottom line? Poor coding will lead to strange issues and could make your site more vulnerable to security issues.
Why should you fit your business into someone else’s mold? With templates, that’s exactly what you’re doing. Sure, you can probably drop in your logo and company name, but what about unique design, color schemes, layout, and every detail that makes your website unique and memorable? You can’t do it, plain and simple.
As you can see, using a pre-designed template isn’t a good idea if you want an online presence that gets noticed and a business that grows. At EBB Web Design, our Atlanta website design team is dedicated to helping make your business stand apart in a vast sea where it’s all too easy to get lost in the crowd.Google+