Don’t our lazy selves like these time saving premade templates? They look neat and colorful. Best of all, so many of them are free to use! But is it a bad practice to use them on your projects? Well, in my opinion, templates can suit different cases and can be bad for others. Photo by Pankaj Patel on UnsplashA template is useful because: It Is Cheap For Your Client: Incase of freelancing, you sometimes focus on getting low budget clients. Using templates can be great for this because you will not charge an extra price for the development stage. It Has The Foundations You Need: You don’t have to plan the features you are going to need. Most templates will have all the features you will need. It will also inspire new ideas to get on your website. But there are several drawbacks when it comes to using templates: Loaded With Useless Features: Templates have so many features that it can make your website slow. Also, it will be so difficult to customize a specific part because you will get lost with the immense amount of files there are. Hard To Configure: There will be a lot of lines to configure in the template code. So many texts to remove or change. Playing around with images size to get the perfect dimensions that will suit your image. Color accents you might want to change as well. All of these changes have to be done by someone who understands the template. They Are Heavy: When it comes to deploying your template to your server, you will be surprised by the amount of space it uses. That’s because it has, as I already said, so many features. Summary: To summarize, using templates has its advantages and disadvantages. You might want to plan it before starting your project. Starting from scratch can always be more enjoyable but might also wast a lot of time if not planned right.
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