01.03.16 | 0 Comments|
When it comes to creating a website for your business, it’s important to invest the time and resources in building a site that will support your goal. That could be to get sales, leads, or just an online reputation.
With that in mind, you also have a branding language to think of throughout the entire process. A lot of times, this means sitting with a professional designer for hours, and paying a hefty sum on creating that perfect website.
Most small businesses don’t have the luxury of doing that, and that’s where templates come in.
Website builders offer businesses a way to create their own websites and skip the development process, which entails hiring a professional developer. They also offer ready-made templates to choose from, so that you don’t have to hire a designer either.
When it comes to impressive template designs, Wix is one of the more prominent website builders, which is why when they recently announced 15 new templates, we decided to take a closer look and tell you what we think. Try Wix Free.
If your website is more of a landing page than a conventional website, meaning there is only really one main page, then you’ll want a template that has a strong design on its homepage.
Wix calls these “one-page wonders” and there are four new ones, each with video backgrounds and parallax scrolling. Our favorite of the four is called “Beauty Salon”. It’s great for businesses in the beauty industry, but it will also work great with fashion or any other business that has very visual products, such as florists, weddings or photography.
There are three new templates that are great for people who need to accept payments or allow online scheduling. The best one, in our opinion, is called “Vintage Car Garage”. It can fit nearly any industry, and only requires a little bit of editing to adapt it to your unique service or product. The only downside is that while the homepage looks great, the inner pages are not as appealing.
There are five templates in this category, all very similar in style and very modern. The general feel of these templates is very Apple-oriented in how they are structured and the colors chosen, except for one or two that have more prominent colors in the mix.
These are a great idea for companies with one main product, like an app for example. Keep in mind, however, that this design scheme is quite popular and your website may not seem very original unless you make serious changes when editing your site.
There are a couple of templates for photographers and wedding businesses that are very image-oriented. While they can be adapted to other businesses, it is more focused on people and companies who provide services like photography, design, flower arrangement, etc.
There are also a couple of travel templates for hotels or travel bloggers that have great layouts and designs. While they look great, they are not very different from those provided on WordPress, so that is something to keep in mind.
Overall the designs look great, and are a very impressive addition to the existing templates that Wix offers. Find out what we thought of Wix in our review.