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  Post #1 (permalink)   09-28-2010, 06:38 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Did you custom design your site or use a template? I would love to get a custom designed site but I am just waiting to get the right one! Just curious what others feel about this.
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   09-28-2010, 07:17 AM
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I've done both and often end up template bashing a couple templates to get what I need. Rarely do I find a template that does everything I want.

As for waiting for the right custom design - don't wait too long. The more time you spend thinking about things the less time you're actually DOING things. Time is money. If you have a design that you want, get it done, there's a ton of places from regular design shops to freelancer.com and our sister forum - www.talkfreelance.com. If you have something in mind, do it. Otherwise while you're waiting, your competition is getting stronger.
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Nothing wrong with customizing a template.
Good luck.
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Using a template isn't a bad thing to do when starting out, but using a highly used template so your site looks like 100 other hosts doesn't help for business.

Having a custom design is preferable if you can do the design yourself or afford to contract a designer to do it for you.
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I too will suggest you to design your own website instead of using template.
 
 
 


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  Post #6 (permalink)   09-29-2010, 11:00 AM
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Nothing wrong with customizing a template.
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Hi,

We are going to use a Custom Template and then hire a real designer so that way it will give us time to work with the designer and get what we want and not rush it.
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Or get a template, learn how to customize it then make your own.
 
 
 


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You can customize your own template.
 
 
 


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I custom design my website. It is better to make something simple and unique than having something that you will find everywere
 
 
 


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I use template and my own code i mix it up so i can get the look i want. i buy a few script here and there and integrate them to my website and whmcs so i can help better my clients
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  Post #11 (permalink)   10-06-2010, 02:29 AM
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I used a template because if I design a website it's to 95% terrible :S
 
 
 


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I used a template because if I design a website it's to 95% terrible :S
That's what web designers are for

I design my hosting sites myself, as well as tons of other companies. I think custom designs are ideal because they can cater more toward your business and give it a unique feel.
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  Post #13 (permalink)   10-07-2010, 08:57 AM
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Custom design gives you the layout and design you want for your business needs.
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Custom for us. templates can be very nice however. Recently i have looked at some very nice templates on the various forum sites for sale.
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I have used templates and designed/coded an entire site from nothing. I think that both can be great but, if you know how to code and have some knowledge of design (or a creative friend) I would recommend a custom site. Sometimes, there is just too many limitations with using templates.
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