During a website design project, the website developer will suggest some website templates and will ask you or your staff to select a preferred one. The following guidelines will help you consider some parameters when selecting a website template.
1-Avoid Free Website Templates:
Free website templates are normally not supported and vulnerable to malwares and internet attacks. When you select a paid version of the same template, you will have access to technical support with more functionalities, demo data and even installation service.
2- Check the website template on a mobile device:
All website templates look great on desktop computers and laptops but NOT on a mobile device with a low speed internet connection. By checking templates on mobile devices, tablets and cellphones, you will make sure that your website template is compatible with both computer and mobile devices.
3- Check the template loading Performance:
Google Page Speed Insights is a tool that can check a website template and report a technical deign problems if there was any. Render Blocking scripts, unused CSS or other loading problems cannot be seen by you but can affect browser performance which will have a direct effect on your business website user experience.
4- Ask for installation service and Demo content of template:
The appearance and demo presented in a template are what really attract your attention. Many template companies provide an easy to install template packages which make it easy to provide you with an end result website similar to the one shown in the template sample live view page. This is a helpful and time saving facility. Otherwise, you have to check with your website designer and make sure they can provide you with such service.
5- Check about the support period of the template:
A website design project cannot be completed without the support of the template designer company. Before purchasing a template you have to make sure that they provide required support services. Note that the provider must be clear about the duration and scope of the support.
To select a template for your website, you have to consider multiple technical and financial parameters.
To begin with, you must avoid free or poorly designed website templates. This prevents possible security or user dissatisfaction problems. Also, make sure you purchase enough technical support and services from the template provider to be able to finish the website design project knowing that the provider is available when you need support with the template possible problems.