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  Post #1 (permalink)   02-01-2010, 03:55 PM
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There are many templates out there for making a website. Do you use them or do you make your own?

Getting templates is easier in creating a website but sometimes they don't match up with each other. You will still end up tweaking the templates' code for a better look of the website.
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   02-02-2010, 09:04 AM
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I look at templates all the time, and use some from time to time if they fit. Personally, I'd rather have a unique site, but some clients just don't care - they simply want a presence, down, dirty and cheap.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   02-02-2010, 09:07 AM
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Templates are great for inspiration and learning, but I am with Steve, I like unique designs.

You could always buy a template and tweak it a bit to give it an unique edge.
 
 
 


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Personally, I buy templates and then tweak them.
But i do much prefer custom templates.
 
 
 


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  Post #5 (permalink)   02-03-2010, 11:13 PM
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i prefer to using free template..
And try to custom template for makes a websites ...

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  Post #6 (permalink)   02-05-2010, 07:33 PM
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Templates are an easy way to get a website done quickly. Obviously a custom desing will let you stand out but the cost may be prohibitive.

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  Post #7 (permalink)   02-08-2010, 10:20 PM
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I look at templates for reference once in awhile, but I'm new to trying to make them.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   02-09-2010, 11:53 AM
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I agree with Exciter. You can make a template unique by tweaking it a bit. I have a Joomla website using (even) a default template provided by Joomla. I modified it a bit by changing the position of the user1, user2 and left-bar, and I think it looks unique.
 
 
 


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  Post #9 (permalink)   02-09-2010, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations. I would try to use templates to get some ideas for my next project.

I would like to ask another question based on the replies from this topic. What is the difference with having free templates from the paid ones?
 
 
 


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  Post #10 (permalink)   02-11-2010, 02:41 AM
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hey i no this is pretty useless at the min but in a couple of weeks we are adding a templates section to our hosting site and then a dedicated templates site to. cheap as chips wordpress and site templates. they just make it easier for people who arent into much web design, its good for people who want a site and beable to buy cheap domains and hosting all at once..
 
 
 


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  Post #11 (permalink)   02-16-2010, 12:36 AM
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Templates are great for inspiration and learning, but I am with Steve, I like unique designs.

You could always buy a template and tweak it a bit to give it an unique edge.
I am agree with both.
I like website with royal and unique look which design never seen ever...
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  Post #12 (permalink)   02-26-2010, 11:08 AM
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I also agree, unique design all the way.
 
 
 


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  Post #13 (permalink)   02-26-2010, 11:05 PM
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I prefer buying templates, and tweak them and customize them personally.
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  Post #14 (permalink)   03-17-2010, 07:22 AM
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Templates are great newbies
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  Post #15 (permalink)   05-18-2010, 12:29 PM
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Templates are great newbies
Agreed, templates are great for people just starting out or for anyone that wants to throw a quick site together. When you spend a lot of time and passion on one of your projects you certainly would want a custom template to show your websites uniqueness and individualism to separate you from the other websites in your industry.
 
 
 
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