Two of a nonprofit website's main functions are to lure volunteers into getting involved and to stimulate others to provide donations for the cause. These two goals can be achieved more successfully through the selection of the right design template. Pick templates that encourage donations and volunteer work. These templates will usually feature highly visible, contrasting buttons on the homepage and the content pages. The buttons come with a call to action and make it easier for everyone who is willing to get involved.
If you make frequent changes to your website you are likely in a hurry for them. Changes made through a web design firm may lag behind your schedule. When you have your site based on a good template and understand that template it is easy to make changes quickly. With some skill it is possible to change ads, add articles and change prices.
Choose the template that says more about your ideology. Make sure your template represent a true combination of technology and concept that is sure to give your brand image a tremendous boost. Ask a company to design a template that is easy to use and gives you the maximum advantage. With a customized designing, you can easily insert your logo, some slogans, labels and texts, and are ready to go to earn the confidence of the people.
The best way to get the basics right is to start by making some simple templates. The most difficult part of template routing is making the template itself. All the important information about the final shape you want to rout should be encoded in the design of the template. The more accurately a template is made, the more time will be saved in the long run. In this way less time will be spent in sanding, fitting and fudging later in the manufacturing process.
Paid templates have licenses also. They may restrict the template to one use per fee. It it usually stated that you may not repackage the template and sell it for yourself. The license of the paid template usually allows you to use the template and claim the design as your own. One service that I have seen sells templates under a more liberal license which gives extended uses and greater privileges. Be sure to follow the restrictions in your template's license for your own peace of mind.
A purchased template must be edited in order to fill in your own content, images, logo, contact information, etc. Custom flash or HTML coding should also be done in order to make the template truly match the theme of your website. Many of the web templates you found on different sites might look similar to a certain point, and are often overwhelmingly corporate feel. Also remember you are not the only custom who purchase the web template unless you buy an exclusive license of the template (costs thousands!). And even if you do, prior to your purchase other customers might have already purchased that web template and have used it. This might not be a great problem for a personal home page. But many corporate or serious Internet business websites would need template customization beyond just replacing text and images.
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