Web Design → HTML Templates for Your Website
Many businesses don't need much more than a three to five page web site to establish themselves online as credible professionals.
A pre-made HTML template website design can be free or as little as $25 for a pretty nice generic site layout. Although not ideal for customizing your site, it can be a great way to get your internet feet wet without breaking the bank.
There are definitely some drawbacks to choosing a template if you want to customize it a ton. But, if you can save a few grand, it's nice to at least consider going that route.
Timeline comparison of a custom site vs. a pre-made template site:
- Goals and Competition Comparison2 to 4 hours
Wireframes and Functionality Requirements4 to 6 hours Page Design Layouts with Client Feedback16 to 20 hours Standard Compliant HTML and CSS Page Template Creation8 to 12 hours
- Site Content Implementation14 hours
Depending on your developer's rate, these hours add up to about $3000 you could save in the short term and create a custom website design in the future when your company is ready for it.