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Template vs Custom websites

In the blue corner…template websites

What is a template website?
A template website is a pre-built website, which can be customised to suit your needs, efficiently and affordably.

Round #1 Customisation
Template websites provide exactly that, page templates to be filled with content. Customisation is fairly limited with standard template designs, which can make it challenging to accurately reflect your brand’s personality in the visual appearance of the site. With a template website, you’ll be able to change basic design elements, such as header images, font style and logo.

Round #2 Scalability
While a template design can be a fantastic option if you’re looking to create your first website, you may find yourself running into challenges later down the line, should your business grow. Standard templates usually don’t have the flexibility required to accommodate scalability.

Round #3 Affordability
With a significantly shorter development cycle, template websites are much more wallet friendly. If you need a new website as quickly as possible, that costs as little as possible, a template website may be the perfect option for you.

In the red corner…custom websites

What is a custom website?
A custom website is completely bespoke, with every aspect of the website tailored to your exact needs.

Round #1 Customisation
One of the biggest selling points of custom websites are their endless customisation options. A custom website will usually involve an extensive development process to ensure the branding, layouts and functionality align with the needs of your brand. With a custom design, you can rest assured that your website will be completely unique, enabling your brand to stand out from the crowd.

Round #2 Scalability
A custom website is designed around the needs of your business. This means, as your business grows, so too will your website. With a scalable, custom website you’ll have the freedom and resources available to add new content and functions, should your business require it.

Round #3 Affordability
A custom site will require a longer design and development process. This means, with more time being invested in the project, custom websites tend to cost considerably more than template designs.

The verdict

The best of both worlds

Want the affordability of a template design with the scalability of a custom design? If so, you’re in luck!

At Spindogs, we’ve recently designed a variety of fully responsive, cross-browser-tested templates with increased flexibility.

Our template options include:

A variety of page types. With a homepage, news listing, contact page and flexible content page that includes up to ten standard components, we can provide you with everything you need to build a well-structured website.

Scalability for future growth. Unlike other template options on the market, our template designs are completely scalable, allowing your website to grow alongside your business.

Customisation options. At Spindogs, we can customise our template designs to reflect your style and branding, using a logo and custom colour palette to complete the visual design of your site.

Quick development and delivery. Our template options are designed and ready to be customised, meaning you can expect a much shorter turnaround time for the completion of your website.

If you are interested in finding out more information on a template or custom website, feel free to get in touch below to find out more about our web design services.

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