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Bespoke vs Web Design Templates

A writer has a moment of inspiration, finally that elusive topic for their next story has presented itself. They sit, ready to produce that one piece of content that will get them noticed. They stare at the empty white page, cursor blinking, and they sit a little longer, sure they know what to say just not how to say it. This is writers block.

This doesn’t just apply to writing stories, how about when imagining your website? You’re sure what you want you just don’t know how to apply it. To make matters worse, once you have finally moulded the website in your image the price sends you past writer's block and into a coma. What if there was an alternative? What if you could choose from a set of pre-designed templates to get your creativity-juices flowing and then adjust them to you, whilst also saving money? Well, this service exists, and is becoming increasingly popular amongst smaller businesses. So, what’s all the fuss about? What are the benefits of web design templates?

It's Cheaper!

Bespoke websites can be very expensive depending on the features you include, you could be looking at upwards of £3000, while a templated website could save you thousands in comparison. Our templated websites start at £499. This alone is a big reason why website templates are so popular for start-ups and small businesses, who perhaps don't need the added extras found on bespoke websites and instead can opt for a simple-but-effective alternative as an introduction to the online world.




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The expense translates to the work-load, bespoke websites that are built from scratch are an arduous task to design and code; this takes time. Templated websites are a time-effective solution. As the design is already pre-built, the personal touches are the only additions that need to be made. With a templated design, you could be online within 2 weeks from order.


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Templated designs are not very complex in nature, meaning they can be updated and adapted easily using an equally simple CMS system. Bespoke websites have a vast amount of moving parts, while templated websites have but a few, meaning they require much less maintenance and when they do, you don't have to be a tech-wiz to figure them out.


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They still look great!

The difference between bespoke websites and templated ones are the features, not the quality. Regardless of the cost, templated websites are still designed to be user-friendly, mobile-friendly and friendly on the eye. Your customers will not enter your website and see rusty fixtures and loose screws like they would in a cheap car. They'll see a contemporary website with a creative design.


The benefits of being online are obvious now. Offline marketing is quite simply dwarfed by the online alternative. If for all these years you've thought about taking the step online but haven't been sure of the cost or what you would want your website to look like, our DS Prime service can help, check out our website design templates and get in touch.

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Created by, Chris