What are Website Templates?|
A website template is a pre-designed webpage, or set of webpages, that anyone can modify with their own content and images to setup a website. Usually built using HTML and CSS code, website templates allow anyone to setup a website without having to hire a professional web developer or designer, although, many developers do use website templates to create sites for their clients. This allows anyone to setup a reasonably priced personal or business website while creating an Internet presence that will be listed in search engines when users search for your product or service. In the case of Allwebco website templates, each template is a complete website that you can use to "plug-in" your own text and images with little, or no, editing of the layout or design.
"In the case of Allwebco website templates, each template is a complete website that you can use to "plug-in" your own text and images with little, or no, editing of the layout or design."
When selecting a website template, users will want to make sure it has the functionality required, as web template designs and code vary widely from vendor to vendor. The webpages are opened using a plain text or HTML (wysiwyg) editor. Text and images can be added to the ready-made pages, or pre-setup images can be replaced with the users own .jpg images. Usually, a number of page template options are available. Allwebco web template sites are set up by you the user and require no graphics knowledge or special software. Most of people that purchase our templates have no website setup knowledge and will be setting up a website for the first time. All designs include comprehensive step-by-step instructions that cover all aspects of website setup. Also see how to build a website.
Website Templates and Developers
Because our website templates are complete designs that include multiple pages and built-in scripts, we do have many developers that use our designs to create sites for their clients. Additionally, any website template we offer can be purchased by a client and they can then outsource or hire a developer to complete their website using our design and layout. Using a website template as a base and having a professional complete the site will still allow for a great savings over having a developer create a new website from scratch. There are no restrictions on how a website is setup using one of our web templates once purchased. See our template users agreement for more details on usage and restrictions.
"Using a website template as a base and having a professional complete the site will still allow for a great savings over having a developer create a new website from scratch."
Website Templates and a Unique Website
If a user is concerned that by using a website template, they will not be getting a unique website, you may want to consider that many billions of websites exist, and countless templates are available from a vast number of companies. The odds are nearly astronomical that a surfer would ever see two sites that are using the same website template design. Additionally, when setting up your website you will most likely edit all text and replace most images to make your website project unique. All our templates also use global CSS code and allow for easy color changes as well as font and some layout/design modifications.
Why Choose Web Templates Over a CMS
A CMS, or "content management system" is a computer program that allows editing and publishing website content from a central interface like a web browser.
Proprietary CMS type systems are offered through many hosting companies, however, when using the stock website template designs included with the host package, your website will not be "portable" and you would find it difficult to place your site on your computer and switch to another hosting company at a later time. Additionally, search engine optimization can be more difficult to setup as well as adding applications or animation like you may see on other websites. Customization in these cases can be more limiting.
With Allwebco web templates all source code and files are included in the download. There are no restrictions of any kind on what you can add, or remove, from the designs, allowing you more flexibility and unlimited expandability on your website. And you will always have a backup copy of your entire website on your computer.
"Website templates help make affordable professional-looking websites available to everyone."
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