If you are an amateur web designer or a person who is in no way related to web development, you will have a hard time trying to create your own website. Sometimes you really need to have a website, for an individual or for a business, but do not have enough funds to afford hiring a web developer. This is where web templates come in handy. Those are HTML webpages or sets of webpages, which are already pre-designed for you. Anyone can use them, including the people who have no relation to and no knowledge about web design. The users have complete freedom to input their textual and image content, as well as multimedia elements. With the templates, you do not have a need to hire a professional, and you can easily create and maintain a website of your own.
Web templates can be free or premium, which you will have to pay for. They are usually based on HTML and CSS code, which helps it be listed in search engines and provide better search engine optimization. You do not need to customize the layout elements, although you can do so if you wish. The templates, depending of your choice, can be responsive, static or adaptive. When the template is responsive, you will notice that it is able to fit the width of the screen of the device it is viewed on, be it a Smartphone, tablet or a computer. You can also find a template that is specifically designed for mobile, if this is the one you need. Even though the code used in the templates will be HTML and CSS, the files can have different extensions, like .html, .php, .asp, or .htm.
Web templates are useful, because they do not require any knowledge of web development, and you can practically create a beautiful website and do not need to start from scratch. The templates are flexible, and you can add your images, animation, contact forms, slideshows, image galleries, and links and embeds from YouTube and SoundCloud. If you know exactly what scripts, applications and functions you would like to have in your website, make sure to select the theme carefully so that it does fit your needs.
If you are thinking that buying a web template or downloading a free one will make your website look like some other website out there, consider this: there are billions of websites and millions available templates. Therefore, I do not think that there is a high chance for you to stumble across the website, which would use the same template. Moreover, all of the content of the website will be unique and will belong to you or your business. There is not much of a chance that you will use any text or images from the template. Do not worry about this. Templates are helpful, and I will tell you more about them throughout the blog. I will talk about free templates, where to get them and what is special about them.