However, if a person wishes to go for a template, rather than a designer, he will have to observe the attributes and characteristics of the template, which includes design and style that can match the central theme of the site. For instance, if a website owner has gardening as his central theme, he can go for a template having patterns of gardening tools, pots, green and natural scenery. This will offer a great impression in the minds of the viewers and they can also be attracted to visit the website again.
Joomla templates define the layout and style of your website. They come in two different formats: front end templates and back end templates. Front end templates will define the layout and style of the side of the website that your visitors will see. Back end templates will define the layout and style of what the administrator, super administrator, editor and the alike will see when they log in to make upgrades and changes to the visitor side of the website.
There are both free and paid templates available for your use. With a few exceptions the free templates will come with a licence that gives rules for its use. Creative Commons licenses are often used by the creator of free web design templates. The rules may require that you use the template for only certain purposes. Attribution is often required which means that you must give proper credit to the author and not claim the design for yourself. The license is often included in the template download. If the license is not included in the download or the website you may assume that there is no license.
Free is meant to infer that you have rights to custom design the software to your liking. This differs from the perception you may generally envision with regard to the word "free." In other words, you have rights to make modifications to the source code so you may accommodate the operational aspects of the store which you decide to open on the Internet.
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.
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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