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If you’re thinking of getting a new website, there’s lots of different types of website out there. Knowing which one is right for you can be a bit of a minefield. In this episode, we explain what website templates are. Learn the pros and cons of website templates and whether they’re the right route for your business at this stage.
This is episode 5 of Jargon Busted, a series where Six Two’s COO Helen demystifies common website terms in just 2 minutes. Our company, Six Two, specialises in web design in Ashford Kent.
Hi. Welcome to Jargon Busted where every week you’ll learn in just two minutes what a piece of website jargon means in plain English. In this episode, I’ll be discussing template websites.
A template website is a pre-built website you can buy off the shelf and customise to suit your needs, quickly and affordably. You can either create your own website using the template’s drag and drop elements, or work with a web designer who can optimise it for the best customer experience.
Template sites can be customised with your logo, colours, pages and features so although many businesses may be using the same template, and there will be some similarities, no two will look exactly the same.
They do limit you to an extent, to working within the confines of what they support, meaning you can typically achieve most of what’s important to you but not necessarily all the really fine tuning.
Template websites are fully editable so you can update your pages and content, however the admin area can be quite overwhelming and they’re not always time-efficient for maintaining large sites with lots of pages.
If you have a large site or need things to work in a really specific way so that you get 100% of exactly what you want, a bespoke site will be better than a template, but for small, simple sites, templates are a great way to get started quickly and affordably and still help you to look professional providing the template is a high quality one.
My name’s Helen from Six Two. Subscribe to my series to hear next week’s episode on website builders. Until then.
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