Using web templates is a less expensive and less time-consuming method for creating a new layout for your site. Many people who use web templates make unnecessary mistakes while choosing and using them. This may result in the web site looking totally different from what they have envisaged. A few guidelines are given here to avoid those silly mistakes.
Stay away from those popular web templates. With many people using the same template, your site is robbed of its uniqueness, which can tarnish its image as a distinct and sound web site. Your site will look mass-produced.
A web template is used to save time and make the work simple. If changes made to the template to make it unique go overboard, the original purpose of a template is nullified. Even if the resultant site is unique, the question remains – why waste money on a web template?
If the template purchased is perfect for your site, except for a few minor details, it is worth spending time and energy to make the necessary changes. For example, if you find a good template for your hobby site, but with stamps in the header instead of garden images, invest your time in it to make the required changes. However, it is not advisable to alter the appearance of the entire template and redesign it.
People choose wrong templates in various circumstances. They may do it just because it looks good, without thinking whether it will suit their requirement or not. Take care to avoid this mistake.