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From a designers piont of view, it would be a time saver, but morally, I personally would not feel the same sort of satisfaction i would do if I had created the site myself
let me know what you think?
rom a designers piont of view, it would be a time saver, but morally, I personally would not feel the same sort of satisfaction i would do if I had created the site myself
You gave the answer yourself!
Please note, that many of these template sites have different licensing approaches when it comes to personal use versus commercial use. Usually these templates can only be used for free when the site is non profit, but have to be purchased for a commercial project.
Also be aware that if you "sell" one of these templates to a customer, you walk a thin line if you state that it's your won design! Imagine that customer finding out it was a free template...
PLus, most of the templates, even the ones you pay $50-60 for, suck. They are so much sameness, blandness, and you can tell when a dentist office has been "crammed" into a corporate template purchased from CooolHomePages.
i'm glad when i can easily navigate through a site becuase its architecture is so obvious, so i'd say to go for it...
i think most internet users would agree too..
depends on who you are targeting but i would say yes, use, make people happy, concentrate on what fills that template
If you are using templates for clients, be sure to read the licensing agreement before and be honest with the client. Let them know you use templates even if you modify them beyond recognition.
You can find some original templates if you look hard enough but, in my opinon, it's better to create your own works. The more hard work you put into your site, the more apperciation you will have for your site.