CMS jumped right in and produced a wonderful website for the Macon County Fair in record time! The entire team made the transition problem free. I enjoy working with the creative and knowledgeable staff at CMS!
Template vs Custom Websites - December 13, 2011
Q. What is the difference between a template and a custom website?
A. Template websites promote cookie cutter sites and can be purchased from Intuit or Go Daddy. The colors can change but the organization of the site has to remain the same. A predetermined design will force you to fit your content in designated areas. It should be the other way around where the design fits the amount of content. Most templates limit you to the number of pages. Usually templates do not allow as much flexibility. They are also error prone because the coding cannot be altered to meet your specific needs. There is also the chance that you or your customers will recognize your site layout with another business.
A customized site is exactly what it implies. All of the coding, design and colors chosen are all developed to match the business’s corporate identity. It is created to match the function of the site especially if it is updated regularly. As far as SEO, a custom site is coded with SEO in mind for your specific industry. A custom designed site will be user-friendly for all web browsers because it will be created to meet all search engine standards. It will be much easier to update and change specific pages or areas of the site. If a page is to be added, the coding will allow it to grow the site as a company grows and changes. An ecommerce site needs to be interactive, friendly and easy to change. It is very important to get customers coming back.
A website is so important for all types of businesses. Please call CMS for a free consultation today.
– taken from The Business Journal of Mid-Central Illinois, December 2011