We’ve just entered the year of 2017, the year of new hopes and expectations, of new plans and ambitions and of a new success. The winter months of the year are a great time for new beginnings, with launching a website not being an exclusion. If you decide to launch a website now, you can both reap the rich harvest of 2016 webdesign achievements and touch upon the new 2017 trends that are just emerging.
However, launching a website may seem a big deal for someone who hasn’t done this before. In this case, you just don’t know what to begin with and how to get it all smooth and shining. If you are not a professional webdesigner, working with the code is definitely not the thing you want to spend time on when creating and launching you website.
You’re left with two options. You can pay someone to create a website for you. In this case, you end up paying a lot to get your website a custom design. The second option is a better scenario of launching a perfect website that will boost the revenues of your company. You can simply purchase a template that runs on a CMS (Content Management System) and enjoy customizing it with a comprehensive administrative panel. You can check out a great collection of such templates here; and in this post we want to share the best-selling ones of them with you. These templates are created by the high-praised team of TemplateMonster that is one of the leading companies on the market.
So, if you choose to work with the template, you don’t need to pay a developer for working on your website. In this case, no skills of programming are needed as you just adjust the options that you have at your backoffice and get your website look the way you like, without spending a lot of time. You can change colors, typography and animation speed of website elements, set up social share buttons and widgets, point out your Google Map location and enjoy having an encompassing website that tells everything about you. Moreover, sorting your contents is a real pleasure with different categories and types of posts that are displayed right where you need them at your site.
If you want to save your time and money, and decide that working with a template is the option for you, you need to choose, which template to purchase. The templates run on different CMS (Content Management Systems) and each of them has its own peculiarities. Let me give you a little guide-through.
If you look for a CMS with a simple dashboard, then WordPress engine is a best option as it’s really hard to get lost at its backoffice. On the other hand, Joomla CMS delivers you more options that you can adjust and, consequently, more freedom in what you can get in the end. Landing Page Templates are not crafted for creating a full-blown website, they rather let you build a breath-taking landing page (by the way, landing pages are predicted to be a huge cult this year). Magento, OpenCart and Prestashop are the e-commerce engines. Magento and PrestaShop allow you to build a store with potential to grow into a huge online marketplace. OpenCart is rather for small shops, but it’s so intuitive that you’ll fall in love with it in 15 minutes.
You can learn more about these engines by entertaining this article.
The second aspect to pay attention to is the purpose of the website, namely, what it is for. There are multipurpose templates that will do for any branch of industry, and there are templates that are tailored for this or that industry, for instance Furniture, Fashion, Healthcare, Construction, etc. Multipurpose templates are the universal ones. At present, they tend to have minimalistic design, and often embrace geometric shapes, asymmetrical lines and creative backgrounds and fonts. Multipurpose template is the fresh material for a sculptor to work with. And you are this sculptor, who can turn it into whatever you need. Websites that are tailored for a particular industry have the visual design that reflects what you do. The website is built in the way that would best fit the industry. Many of such templates come with additional industry-oriented plugins. You can expect such plugins in, for example, Real Estate Templates or Job Portal templates.
The third aspect of choosing the template is going beyond the picture. You can play around every template on the template Live Demo page. Live Demo is a running version of the template. It shows how it’ll look and function out of box. Once you purchase and install the template, it will look the same as Live Demo. The next thing to do is to look through the Details section of the template description page. Here you’ll learn about the main template features and peculiarities. It’ very useful as you may skip some of them when checking out the Live Demo.
I guess your mouth is already watering to see the new best-sellers, but I’m still nagging on Below you’ll find the 20 templates, the 20 chances to start a successful website. Whatever option you choose, latest templates will definitely change the way people see your business. Check out the themes and their Live Demos and catch the wave of success with one of them!
The Guide of Today: News GPL WordPress Template
Best Start-up Solutions: Business Responsive WordPress Theme
Real Estate Template with a Name: Bellaina Responsive WordPress Theme
Get it Fixed! WordPress Cellular Repair Center Website
Whiter than Snow: Dentist WordPress Site
Gifts of Nature Agriculture WordPress Template
Financial Advice for all Businesses WordPress Theme
Joy of Style: Fashion Responsive Landing Page Template
Winning Approach: Jumerix Multipurpose Joomla Website
Clockwork Smartphone: Responsive Joomla Site for Mobile Repair Service
StoreFlex OpenCart Template for every Kind of Shop
Cosmetics for Health: Organic Cosmetics PrestaShop Website
Vibe of Modern Life: PrestaShop Multipurpose Responsive Template
Style of the Future: Decorma Furniture Responsive PrestaShop Theme
Twen: Bright and Daring Fashion Store Responsive PrestaShop Site
Any Style, any Size: Clothes Magento Website
One in a Million: Designer Boutique Magento Theme
Rave of Magento 2: Magetique Premium Responsive Template
Employment Point: Job Portal Responsive WordPress Site
So, you’ve looked through the templates and surely found some of them appealing to you. I hope you paid attention to the types of CMS they use and checked out the Live Demo. However, you might have some doubts whether you’ll be able to work with the template, I mean fill it with contents and give it the style you need. I have some tips to help you get started.
First of all, pay attention to the technical requirements of the template that are specified in Details section. To run a template you need a place on a server and a domain name. Make sure that your server runs a php version no lower as specified as a minimum php version on the template datails page. The majority of the modern servers will do.
When you are settled down with your hosting plan and template purchase, what is left is to install the template. This process is not a headache, you just need to start installation in few clicks. Then, the process is automated. That’s actually it! After this you can start customizing your template and filling it with the contents you need.
Here I’ve got a nice video that will help you get things rolling. Here it goes:
I wish you good luck with your template. Stay tuned!