Whether you are a new or old business, it’s no rocket science that to connect your business with the rest of the world; it needs to have a website. Whether you choose to develop your website or maybe choose from the WordPress themes selecting a template for your website is critical to not only the success of your business but how your target market connects with your business.
There are critical things a website template should have, and as a trusted website and app development agency, we know all about these. Is your website doing what you intended for it to do? These are crucial questions when choosing a website template.
As we’ve been designing websites for clients over the years, we’ve realised that many people are either not sure what they want on their website or don’t know what they want, and it is that which leads us to this blog. We asked our website designers and developers to come up with some of the questions you need to ask yourself before approaching a website design agency, and this is what the experts had to say.
Be sure to keep this checklist handy for when deciding on any potential website templates:
Does the site template do what you want or need it to do? It doesn’t make sense to choose an eCommerce template if you don’t plan on creating an online store or choosing a template that features animations while you won’t be needing any.
The features should fit your site’s purpose. So, if you’re in real estate, it might be a good idea to choose an actual estate-specific template because it’s more likely to support MLS listings, for instance.
While some businesses can get away with a generic corporate template, others require a specific look. A café might warrant a template with coffee-related details while an engineering firm might have to look for one befitting its industry.
Anyone with some design knows how can make a website template. That doesn’t mean it’ll be any good. Don’t just download a template from any old source; make sure it comes from a reputable place like BeTheme or Elegant Themes. Skipping this step is to put your site at risk for looking or performing poorly at best and for security breaches at worst.
There are so many templates out there on so many platforms you’re bound to find one that offers the level of customisation you need.
Your needs from site to site may vary, but this list should assist you in identifying the best template for your next project.
From us at Perfect Circle, until next time.
Whether you are a new or old business, it’s no rocket science that to connect your business with the rest of the world; it needs to have a website.