Keeping it simple in today’s day and age does not refer to “dumbing things down” (ok, maybe it does a little). It is, in fact, a way of simplifying processes, outlooks, layouts, styles, guidelines and visuals in order to become more “efficient”, in order to maximize time, so that we can get more done. This is the way the world works today – squeezing every waking minute out of a 24-hour day, in the hopes of maybe making it a 25-hour day, a race to beat the clock and win at achieving daily tasks – no matter what they may be.
Thus, the world has naturally gravitated toward simplicity, and with this simplicity we have managed to make our lives infinitely more complicated. Ah, the double-edged sword. But, I digress, and what I actually mean to talk about is simplicity within the design sector as well as functionality of the online world. Here at Webhouse we have developed a strategy to both steam-line design and development time as well as user functionality, in the form of our template website packages.
Each template offers simple, sleek design – where your content and visuals are laid out in a user-friendly manner – without losing a sense of creativity or individuality. To add to this, our template sites are 100% responsive, designed to scale down or up to a variety of screen sizes, ranging from your standard Android mobile phone, right through to a 21-inch Mac screen, therefore enabling you to reach your audience at all times of the day, where ever they are. Our template sites are pre-designed in a variety of styles and layouts, all we need from our clients is their desired colour scheme, company logo and company content, the rest only takes a matter of days. This process for us as a website development company, cuts down on a lot of design time and with the exception of additional Java Script and jQuery functionality which can be added to these template sites, also cuts down on a great deal of “cut up” or development time too. So basically, it’s a win-win situation.
Are template sites the future for website development companies? Some may argue that it is the “death of a graphic designer” to have to design within a small, responsive grid, ultimately being quite limited. But it is also argued that this process is made more simple, streamlined, ultimately saves costs and appeals to a wider audience.
Please have a look at some of our template designs to follow.