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Recent 28 Dec 2015

Two Reasons To Stay Away From Template Websites – Advice from a Web Designer in Kansas City

by Lifted Logic

WHICH IS BETTER: CUSTOM WEBSITES OR TEMPLATE WEBSITES? LET LIFTED LOGIC HELP YOU TO DECIDE!
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As web designers in Kansas City, each week we meet with a wide variety of businesses looking to redo their current website or create one for the first time.  One of the most popular questions we get is ‘ should I just use template websites?’ Every time our answer is ‘No.’  With this being such a common question we thought it’d be a good idea to not only answer it once and for all but also give you the method behind our answer. Below are three reasons NOT to use a template for your next website:

1. TEMPLATES AFFECT PERFORMANCE

A lot of the templates out there aren’t terrible from an aesthetics standpoint and offer the administrator the ability to customize the template to fit whatever is needed through an endless list of options.  This may seem great, but what most people don’t realize is that having all the options means you’re adding a lot of files to your website that you don’t need.  Adding all of these files increases the time it takes to load your page which is not a good thing.  Not only do people expect pages to load quickly, but so does Google.  Google takes loading speeding into consideration when it ranks pages.  By deciding to not use a template and working with Lifted Logic, you are making sure that only the necessary files and codes are included in the creation of your site making it fast loading!

2. TEMPLATES DON’T STAND OUT

If you want your company to do well you have to stand out from the crowd.  There are multiple ways to do this, but having a custom website is one of the best.  When you buy a pre-built template you’re telling potential customers that you don’t care about setting your company apart.  There are countless businesses out there with great ideas and the potential for growth, yet their website doesn’t match their product.  This is one of the biggest reasons we tell potential clients to stay away from using template websites.

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Lifted Logic

Lifted Logic is a team of creative writers, designers, developers, and photographers who specialize in digital storytelling. As a leading web design company in Kansas City, Lifted Logic works with hundreds of small, medium, and large businesses across the country every year.