Website theme templates are very affordable and they save you a lot of effort and time when you want to create a new layout for your website. However, a lot of people make mistakes in the process of choosing and using a website template and end up with something that was unlike the design they had in mind. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid those mistakes.

The first obvious mistake you should be aware of is using a template that is very popular. If many people use the same template, your website will not appear unique at all and your credibility as a solid, different website will be tarnished. In other words, you will appear generic just like your next-door neighbors.

To whole point of using a website template is to save time and effort, but not scrimp on quality design. You simply change the title and appropriate details and you’re done. Right? Wrong.

The biggest mistake one makes is customising their website template is when it is changed so much, the original beautiful design is beyond recognition. While that may be good in the sense that you’re creating a unique graphic, you’re defying the very purpose of using a quality website design template — saving time and effort.

However, on the opposite side, if a template you purchase is suitable but some changes must be made to suit your website’s theme, then you will have to take some time to make the changes. For example, you can find a very nice template that suits your hobby website except the original designer has put an image of stamps in the header. You can find images of garden plants and spades to replace the stamps for your gardening hobby site. However, only make the necessary changes and don’t redesign the whole template unless you are an expert designer.

In some circumstances, some people simply make the wrong choice of templates. This is a very subjective issue but you have to be careful in selecting templates to suit your audience. Do not choose templates just because they are pretty, choose them because they serve your purpose.

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