When it comes to search engine ranking “cute won’t cut it”.
While search engines can generate a mind staggering volume of
traffic what they feed off specifically is content. Search
engines utilize software known as crawlers or spiders.
Unfortunately spiders are blind to web design they do not index
images or flash animation. Essentially a spider will visit your
website peruse your content and report back to the search engine.
Based on the creepy little crawler findings your site achieves a
ranking. The higher the ranking, the more visible your site
becomes and a greater number potential customers using search
engines will be more likely to find you. Needless to say our
goal is to achieve the best possible ranking. So given that
beauty is only skin deep and content is king, “Why would you
spend thousands of dollars to hire a professional web designer?”
What’s worse; drive yourself crazy looking for original
concepts, matching appropriate color schemes etc, etc, etc…
Nevertheless people are influenced by the esthetic
characteristics of your design, and quality web design lends
credibility to your brand. While design might not be the most
important reason visitors end up finding your site, it is one of
the key ways to keep them coming back again and again.
Before you do anything rash, check out the alternative. Website
templates are ready-made web designs created to be used as a
basis for fast and high-quality website. Each template is unique
and completely customizable right out of the box. What is more,
most quality template shops will provide you with a free sample
template so you can evaluate the quality of the product and try
your skills before you buy.
These quality website templates are also perfect for self-taught
designer such as myself always hungry for knowledge and looking
for inspiration. I can’t count the number of times I have stared
desperately at my laptop in search of a new idea or two. Now
whenever I’m stuck, one of the things I like to do is browse to
one of these template shops. In seconds I’m perusing through
hundreds of different flash animated templates. Once I come
across a design that I find particularly intriguing I’ll
purchase the template download the complete set of source files
and study it. Ultimately I’ll be able to pickup a new masking
technique, duplicate a fancy movie clip, advance my knowledge of
ActionScript or simply find simpler solutions to old remedies.
In sum you have a couple of options available depending on what
skill you posses. If you feel comfortable around html and you
have time to do it yourself remember you’ll always be able to
get online help in a hurry. Check out the template help center
knowledgebase or speak to a website template specialists about
your problem. Also many good quality template shops will
customize your website template for you and even integrate many
useful script add-ons such as contact forms and the like, all
for a small fraction of the cost of going through a conventional