Custom web design vs. website template

By August 4, 2015Blog

As a business owner you are always looking for the best way to promote your company. The online presence of your business is very important and it needs to project a professional image. The more professional looking your business appears, the more reliable it looks and therefore more clients will like it.

It is hard for many business owners to understand the difference between a custom web design and a website using a template.  Let’s look at both so you can have a little understanding of the challenges and the benefits of both.


Many people think that having a custom website is very expensive and it’s not necessary but that isn’t always true. Look at the benefits of having a custom web design:

  •      Unique design only available for your business.
  •      Influence over search engines
  •      More adaptable to your company’s needs.
  •      Scalability

However, if you are planning to maintain the website yourself you should ask for a content management system to be incorporated so you can make adjustments. In our last post we talked about our Small Tea project, which was custom designed and you can see how we created an editing tool for the user admin.


There is a misconception on how beneficial a template can be and how much easier is to work with them. Sometimes using a template can even be more costly than having it custom designed. However, let’s look at the benefits of it:

  •      Give ideas of colors, layouts and features
  •      If your budget is low using a template might be the best idea
  •      Shorter development time

However, the main disadvantage of using a template is that many other websites are using it too, so you are not unique.  Also, if your coding skills are not very extensive, your customization will be limited to the website template.


When deciding what to choose, you need to keep in mind that you want your website to stand out and be memorable. So our advice to you is let us do the work this way we can transform your idea into reality.





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