Shock Horror Themes their using Themes!
There is nothing wrong with using themes as long as the web design company using them is honest and upfront about it!
They are a cost effective way of getting your website up and running quickly and can save you thousands of dollars in comparison to having a bespoke website designed.
So what is a Theme?
A theme is basically just a layout.
In the case of WordPress a theme is a layout with added functionality.
As your content is added to a theme you make the theme uniquely yours.
WordPress themes have a certain amount of customising ability built in through the administration dashboard that comes with WordPress.
For advanced customisation a good webdesign company will be capable of customising the theme code directly.
However if the themes code needs to be heavily customised then it defeats the purpose of using a theme in the first place as you may as well go with a bespoke designed website.
A theme also speeds up the initial design process as a client can select from the many thousands of themes available, so avoiding the much longer time taken to create a bespoke web design.
So there is really nothing wrong with themes they are suitable for many small to medium sized websites and are made unique by the inclusion of your individual content and style.
The use of a theme will definitely save you time and money.
Unscrupulous theme users
Be a little cautious when selecting a web design company as some unscrupulous operators try to hide or obscure the fact that they use themes, some “Website Design Companies” even have a WordPress theme as their main website and pass of 3rd party designed themes as their own work.
Some of these companies will charge you as much as you would be paying for a bespoke designed website when you are really getting a theme.
If you suspect that a company is really a “WordPress set up company” and not a bona fide Web Design company then you can test their website and those in their portfolio by placing /wp-login or /wp-admin in front of their web address in your browser and hitting enter.
If they are using WordPress then you will be taken to a WordPress login screen.
Where to get a look at these themes
For today’s many and varied devices it is essential when choosing a theme to ensure it is a responsive designed theme.
Template Monster have many awesome themes
As do Themeforest
If choosing a theme for a project with Liquid Edge the cost of the theme is included in our price.
Just let us know which theme you would like.