Patrica Page Template February 05th, 2020 - 20:50:39
The key benefit of a template parameter based control is template management. Rather than require multiple templates for the same site, you can have one template with a variety of layouts. This technique is a real time-saver when you need to make changes to the template; instead of updating several templates with the same modification - and processing the changes in the site - you only need to alter one. Moreover, template parameter-based layouts allow master designers to hand off carefully crafted templates to be implemented by junior designers or even those with no design skills whatsoever, like Contribute users.
Similar to PSD files and Photoshop, templates that advertise Flash elements also require their own editor. It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss the wisdom of using Flash in the first place, but as a general rule of thumb, keep Flash use to minimum. Unless the template is for a complete Flash site, it will likely contain a "non-Flash" version of the template. Generally Flash is used for navigation and headers in templates, so if don't wish to use the Flash elements, check to see if there is a "non-Flash" version that uses gif/jpeg graphics instead. Otherwise a Flash editor will be required as well as some more time and effort to learn the editor and Flash. Ironically, templates can be a useful learning tool for Flash, since seeing how they are laid out and scripted can provide an understanding of how the animations work.
Joomlajunkie.com is an example of a "club" website where you can become a member of joomlajunkie and then you will have access to several different templates with unique and stylish features and layouts. The hits per layout are absolutely amazing, so you know that that same layout and style is definitely being used across the internet.
You will be able to save a lot of money that you can use towards marketing and optimization of your website. This is going to allow you to attract visitors, start building your presence around the Internet, and get off the ground far quicker than if you were to pay someone to design a website for you. Yes, there are inexpensive website designers you could get, but the reality is these are usually people you do not want to put in charge of such an important project. Low-cost designers usually increase the odds that your website would have problems.
Professionals around the world try to offer a good looking website to their clients at very low prices because of competition. In the development process professionals usually use templates to save their time and money as there are myriad of templates available on the internet these days. Some templates are free and some are paid where as some are custom made templates which are designed to meet specific requirement of client. So question arises whether paid templates are better or free templates. These questions are legitimate and deserve a separate article below.
Regardless of whether you decide to implement business unit-based distribution of templates or not, I am a big fan of placing a copy of the appropriate templates locally on every computer. This makes supporting mobile users much simpler as their company templates are there regardless of whether they are online or not. It also makes transitioning "master" locations much simpler. While the location is easily controlled via Group Policy, you have little control over when the individual machines actually update their policy, especially if they are off site often.