Why More Web Designers Should Give Pre-built Websites a Try

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This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. There’s a heated and seemingly never-ending debate in the web design industry about whether web designers should always start their design work from scratch or not. Another option comprises taking advantage of what pre-built websites have to offer. Some believe that using any kind of a template is akin to cheating. Any experienced designer worth their salt should create their designs from scratch. The truth is, that’s the wrong argument. A pre-built website can be looked upon as a tool, albeit a powerful one. Professional designers got to where they are by using tools to their full advantage. Let’s take on the most heated points of the debate and see which arguments hold water and which do not. Designing from scratch gives you creative freedom & pre-built websites rob you of your creative mark. The first part of this argument has some truth to it. However, creativity and creating designs from scratch are not one and the same thing. Put another way, trying to create a design from scratch won’t necessarily make you more creative. Depending upon your approach may not even take full advantage of your creativity. A design has to have a meaning behind it. Correctly expressing that meaning requires a foundation of knowledge of the business. You should also know the design standards followers of a given enterprise expect to see. This is where pre-built websites enter the picture. They provide…

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