We know that setting up a new business can be expensive. You need those start-up dollars to work for you. You will need branding, business cards, stationery, a brochure and a website, all necessary creative to help you launch. While having a custom website design would be a perfect solution because you will get what you want, sometimes it is not an option.
The theme marketplace has completely exploded in the last 5 years and a lot of talented designers have created some good looking themes and made them available and very affordable. It’s a great way of getting a cost effective website if your budget doesn’t allow for a custom website design.
You can get themes that contain the options like drag & drop builders, short-codes, multiple layouts, plug-ins, demo templates & unlimited color choices. The customization options give you the ability to personalize your theme so your website looks unique to your brand. When you create a website or blog using the WordPress platform you’ll have a powerful Customer Management System (CMS) with endless theme and plugin choices.
Website themes will usually come with large amounts of built-in functionality, widgets, and options which will make your job of setting up the site much easier, in addition to providing you with flexibility in creating your design. If you are a beginner, demo templates provide you with a framework into which you can plug all of your site’s content with ease; those with more development experience can use a template as a jumping-off point for slightly more complex adjustments.
Website themes are not only relatively easy to set up, but they are also cost-effective in many ways. While the price of the template itself is typically quite low (usually between $60-$120), the cost of setup and development is diminished by maximizing the potential of the template’s built-in features. Whether you choose to hire a web design company to assemble the site for you or not, the time saved in using website templates as opposed to custom web designs will save you a lot of money on development.
ABUNDANCE OF CHOICES
If you Google “Wordpress Templates,” you will instantly find thousands of results. When using a template, what you see is typically what you get, so there are no surprises when it comes to your final product. With such an abundance of choices, the hardest part of using a template is finding the one that best suits your design needs.
If you decide a template is appropriate for you, we recommend hiring a development firm to make sure the theme will work for your business. To make sure it works at launch and to be able to make some custom design adjustments in the development phase. The last thing you want is a website that does not perform when the user lands on it looking for the information they want.
CUSTOM WEBSITE DESIGN
Custom website design involves hiring a website design firm to do the heavy lifting for you. A good website designer will set up a creative session with you to find out more about your business and how you want your site to work. They’ll consider SEO best practices. You’ll be able to control the process and get custom features built into the design to make it easy for the user as well as in-house management.
Because custom website design includes more than simply how the website looks, it may seem like the process takes a little longer at the outset and yes it will cost you more. However, it can save time in the long run because your website designer will ensure it is built with clean code, doesn’t break due to bad plug-ins, does exactly what you want and is built for YOU’RE business. Templates can work for bare-bones organizations that just need a website to function as a business card, or for a young company that just can’t spend the dollars on a custom build. But, most companies should consider custom website design for growth, a professional look, and for the care and consideration that goes into designing and developing a custom website.
We have developed both theme websites and custom built sites, if you have any questions or want to learn more please email us or give us a call at 203 414 9692, we would be delighted to help you with your decision.
Wieting Design | Theme Website Design Fairfield County CT
Wieting Design is a full-service, graphic and website design agency based in Fairfield County, CT and serving all of Connecticut (CT). We are committed to sharing our experience and expertise in website design, graphic design, social media marketing, search engine marketing (SEO), and video production to help build powerful tools and campaigns that work for your Connecticut business. Whether your objective is to grow your reputation, create client loyalty, drive traffic to your website or set up a marketing strategy, we will adapt our approach to get you the results you need with the services we provide.