Introduction: This article briefly discusses why should one use a web design template and what are the advantages of having a website template.Why use a Web Design Template? Just image the good old days (early 90’s) of website creation process, when a web designer would start creating a website design from scratch. The designer spends a significant amount of time to “mould” his new design. Then either the designer himself creates the website based on the design or the design is handed over to a web developer, who completes the website creation process. Then came website templates, which made website creation easier, affordable and cut down significant amount of time to develop a website. A good template costs anywhere from $50-$100, whereas a custom built web design can cost you anywhere from $500-$3000. Pioneers like templatemonster.com made a big impact in website template world. Simply put, a website template is a quick tool to develop a quality website and makes the website creation easy and affordable without losing quality. A web developer perspective: Availability of website templates opened up a new world of opportunity for web developers, who could now, create more quality websites in much less time, thanks to many of the template websites available today. A web developer quickly chooses the template(s) he needs and completes the site creation process. It is no surprise that number of quality websites created in recent years exploded exponentially. Business perspective: Entrepreneurs or small business owners now have more choices as to what design they need for their website(s). By visiting a quality template website/vendor, a business owner can choose the design he needs and hand over to the development team for website creation process. There are significant time as well as cost savings here, considering the fact that a new web design process takes time for completion. Web hosting perspective: Once website templates became common use in design, a plethora of web site builders evolved and this was a great business tool for web hosting companies, who gladly added templates and site builders to their shared hosting environment. This made site creation very easy for novice people who do not know programming or html. Web designer perspective! Once template websites evolved, lot of freelance web designers emerged, who would create their own template design and sell it through template vendors, raking in $$ dollars. As you can see here, the concept of website templates opened up new business opportunities, jobs as well as cost savings.
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