One of the ways in which you can make work easier in the course of web design projects is through the use of templates. Thanks to templates, you don’t have to design/code everything in your web design projects from scratch. Templates make it possible for you to save time and energy. Tasks that would have taken lots of hours (and energy) can be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to the templates.
Free vs premium templates
Some of the templates are available free of charge. Others have to be paid for. So it is upon you to make a decision on whether you will be using the templates that are available for free, or the ones that have to be paid for – also known as premium templates. If you want to use the premium templates, don’t fear the cost too much: it tends to be very modest. It is the sort of thing you can pay for, even if you are a store-front worker at a retail chain like Walmart. The paychecks you usually receive at www.walmartone.com should be more than enough to finance the purchase of decent templates. If you don’t believe this, just go to the portal, and sign in (via the Walmartone associate login screen), and you will see that you earn (at the very least) hundreds of dollars per week. Yet the typical template for use in a web design project should cost you something in the range of $10 to $50. So cost shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
The actual process of using templates in web design projects has three key steps, namely:
- Selecting an ideal template: there are thousands upon thousands of templates you can use. So yours is just to peruse through them, to select the one that is most suitable for the type of website you have in mind.
- Tweaking the template to suit your website: usually, the templates have to be tweaked in minor (or major) ways, to suit the specific websites for which they are being used.
- Testing the completed website: having created a website using a template, it is necessary to test it thoroughly (ideally on various browsers) to see how well it works. Then, if you are satisfied with its appearance and performance, you can let it go ‘live’.