Which design is better?

Started by amomswish, Aug 22, 2022, 01:28 AM

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When launching a new site, it is better to develop a unique design, as a rule, this is not a cheap pleasure and stretched out in time, there will also be layout.
Or buy a ready-made template, the price is a little lower, the quality is not inferior, maybe even better and you get it right away?

I like resources of that kind https://themeforest.net/ Very high quality templates at an affordable price, for example:
Implemented several options and only 18$
If the project doesn't work out, it's not a pity, but immediately pay off $150-200 for the main page and $50 for the rest, this is just a design, then about $50 for the layout of every page. I think you can calculate the budget.


Previously, followed the strategy of downloading free templates. For own projects, the option is quite working, but it causes some problems when cutting out copywriting, hidden low-quality links, and the absence of a license for important plugins. With skillful hands and experience, you can spend a few extra hours to set up the blocks as needed, or you can go the other way.

When a client urgently needed a fully functional site on an affordable CMS. The choice fell on WordPress because. he and I understand how the work with the main ingredients is carried out (adding / deleting records, a clear editor, free plugins, etc.). I took the theme on https://themeforest.net, however, there may be problems with installation, license renewal. This way is shorter, more expensive, safer.

There is also a 3rd, 4th way. Do everything yourself or make a competent technical task for a proven layout designer, put it on WP.


Simple design is surely not always cool and "attractive", but this is a beginner website)
I think that you can take free templates (simple) to remake them for yourself, so to speak, the most important thing is not to overdo it.

Many people think that the more the better, inversely proportional)
Sometimes a simple website design "catches" much more than a confusing site
For simple "washers" of the network, simple sites are more "attractive"
So to say, look for the golden mean, in which your website will be both creative, simple and "addictive"
Of course, you can buy expensive templates with an individual development of the website concept, but why?
After all, you yourself won't really understand it, and then you need to edit it if something happens, it's better to create it yourself, yes, for a long time, it may not work the first couple of times, but then you will understand how everything works.


Any web site – it doesn't matter if it's a template or not – is a request to solve a client's problem by satisfying the user's demand.
The site should competently solve both those and other tasks. If by behavioral metrics we mean user experience, then template solutions can cover functional needs – due to the fact that they represent the experience of the past, time-tested.

At the same time, they may not satisfy emotional and aesthetic expectations or inaccurately respond to genre preferences of the subject area for which the site is being made.
At the function level, template sites can also have problems: in the component base of the template itself, if the component base is incorrectly used within the design pattern. A template is a compromise between form and function, between money and flexibility.


I'm definitely in favor of the template option. It's cheap, fast, and hyped. In addition, there is also such an option as premium templates, and when compared with unique, this type of design is generally out of competition with ordinary users, because: firstly, most of them will not even distinguish it from unique, and secondly, it will be supported by the seller in the same way as licensed software. 8)


          Every graphic designer must promote himself, regardless of whether the website is a model for solving the client's problem or not, to meet the needs of the user. Definitely not in favor of choosing a model. First of all, many of them differ from the usual design, which is definitely not always cool and "interesting".