Every page of a website is a "template". The
template contains "tables" which are sized to
contain images and/or text.
About 95% of the templates that you can purchase on the
internet will appear about 6" wide. A laptop with
a 15.6" monitor has about a 13" wide surface
so using a stock template is leaving about 7" of
a monitor viewing surface with no content.
Technically ... most stock templates are 640 pixels wide.
This website is 1000 pixels wide. The maximum size for
viewing on a 15.6" laptop monitor would be 1200 pixels.
Anything wider would cause part of each page to be visible
only by using a scrollbar at the bottom of the page.
About 95% of the websites that we build are built using
templates that we purchase and take bits and peices from
to create the look the client wants.
Templates include higher resolution images than you can
usually save using your computer. The webpages built using
template images are the clearest and most professional
looking. The majority of templates we create are 900 -
1150 pixels wide. This gives the website owner plenty
of area to include text and images relevant to the webpages.
templates contain really good quality sharp images.
The images included with a template are usually
in Photoshop "layered" format so we can
extract any part of the image by duplicating the
There are a few websites where we can buy photos
... and they are all of high resolution quality.
The websites with the best images cost a little
more but are worth every penny.
We can create the template that you need for your
website based on the "look" of most templates
that you can buy for less than $100.00 ... or we
can create from scratch a template very similar
to one that you liked the overall appearance of.
Either way a template is needed for any website
majority of website templates contain link-images as well
so if you are considering having a template redesigned
for your website look closely at all aspects of the template.
Should you decide that a particular template that you
find online is the one you want us to customize please
buy the template and we will transfer the templates files
to our computer using a memory stick. DO NOT TRY EMAILING
THE TEMPLATE TO US. IT IS TOO LARGE A FILE TO EMAIL.
On most template websites will be the cost of buying the
template file and the cost of having their company customize
it for your usage. The "customized" cost is
about the same as any website designer will charge you
to do the same work ... but you will be able to communicate
your ideas and wishes far clearer to a website designer
than by emailing your thoughts to the company selling
you the template. We generally sit with our clients and
customize template images with them so we get it just
right in the least amount of time.
Browse throught the websites that sell templates and keep
some of the details above in mind.
Feel free to send us any website template webpage by email
We can best discuss your thoughts and ideas when we can
both see the template you are considering.
Obviously the cost of creating the "look" of
your website cannot be determined until we see the "look"
that you wish to have.
We have created many "templates" in just hours
... but too often we have spent days creating a template
when the client changes their mind on exactly what they