I crave information. So much, that sometimes it makes my head spin. And I love expediency. Over the last couple of years, as I’ve scoured the web for design ideas and instructions, I add plenty of new sites to my RSS reader. A lot of times, the headlines are enough of an indication that I want to read something or not. (I assume the same still holds true when reading a newspaper – you don’t read “cover to cover”, but articles that interest you.) Ocassionally, I’ll find a commentary on some aspect of web design that merits some attention.
It’s interesting, because this article – Custom Web Design or Website Template, somewhat illustrates a concept I was trying to explain earlier this week to a “client”. He was asking me why I was able to crank out a basic design/prototype for his club’s website so quickly, yet struggling with his own company page. I’ve developed an “extension” of the article, I suppose, that explains my feelings on when to use a ready-made template/theme package vs. building from the ground up.Continue reading