This is a very interesting article about templates verses custom design, I am recommending this article as a MUST READ...
Custom Web Site Design Or Website Templates
- The Big Debate
By Christine Anderssen - Expert Author
A lot of custom web site designers are really critical of commercial website templates. I have seen snide comments on Forums and Blogs along the lines of 'This site has template written all over it'.
There are two main reasons not to like templates, and then some ways to mitigate these problems.
Lets explore these.
Templates are not original
There is something to be said for creating your own, all original work. But there is a difference between being somewhat artistic and being an artist with the capability of bringing together all the elements of a website headers, judicious use of graphics, menus and layout into a cohesive and pleasing whole. Not to talk about creating a website with a definite wow factor and one that loads fast to boot. Read on...