Do you have experience with coding websites? Are you ready to limit the possibilities of your website to a generic template that has been used by thousands around the world? I would not.
Bespoke web design is considered costly; believe it or not, this is one of the popular myths among clients looking for e-commerce web design services in the UK. In a post elsewhere, the benefits of hiring bespoke web design experts have been discussed in details. The subject of this post is cost control.
How Templates are Costlier than Bespoke Web Design
Free templates available for download lead clients of e-commerce web design services in having second thoughts about hiring a bespoke web design company. It is only natural for people to avoid expenses when free alternatives are available in the market.
What remains unexplained is that templates will come handy only if the website owner is proficient with CSS, HTML, CS3 and other programming languages required to connect the backend with the front end of the website.
Free templates have a very humdrum appearance and minimal functionalities. Major recoding is required to customize free templates. Since the original creators of are hard to find, third party web designers charge a premium to undertake the recoding job. There are very good chances of getting a raw deal at the end of the day.
Lack of good template making companies is another reason for templates to be costlier than bespoke web design services. Quality template makers are rare and they have a tall asking price. Even then, clients may have to leave with a sore taste because they do not offer bespoke e-commerce web design. Their services are limited to making the template. Further tweaking and modifying may not be a part of the deal.
Very Limited Advantages
It would be grossly unfair not to mention the few advantages of free templates over bespoke e-commerce web design. The best advantage of templates is what misleads people. Templates are free. One can download hundreds and thousands of free templates from the internet and use them in their websites.
Some paid templates are similar in functionality to what bespoke web design companies offer. These templates have CMS support that allows web owners to update content independently. Only on rare occasions have we seen templates that were better than e-commerce web designs. In most cases, the generic nature of templates made it difficult to identify appropriate tools.
Paid templates are loaded with several plug-ins. Even if these remain unused, customers are bound to pay the price for unnecessary extras. Bespoke web design companies provide much better websites at a fraction of the cost.
Websites are vital to an organization or business. Websites are dynamic and keep evolving. Unless you have hired a bespoke web design company, you are treading the path that leads to unnecessary expenses.