Templates are made for people to use on a budget who want to try to be “do it yourselfers”. In the end they end up hiring a real web designer anyway to fix the problems cause they cant figure it out them selves. Now if you’re trying to portray a web design company just by reselling and reusing templates and you dont know what the heck you’re doing, when your client asks you to do something that actually requires work you’re lost… Then YOU have to outsource and it ends up costing you more money.
My opinion on this whole template BS is if you dont know how to code a site from scratch and design a site yourself then you have 1 of 2 options to choose from:
1. suck it up and get proper training and quit saturating our industry with less than mediocre work that you’re charging these good people for. Its because of these template using “web design companies” that cause people who want websites to have no trust in ANY web design company because of their bad experiences. But on a positive note its because of that poor service it allows companies like mine to take the customer by the hand and fix the wrongs that have been done to them and create repeat customers and referrals. So for that us real web designers thank you.
Option 2 is you keep out of what you dont know and dont have any experience with and leave it to people who know what they’re doing. Put it like this, would you go to a doctor that thinks they can perform open heart surgery at discounted prices because he’s watched a few youtube videos instead of spending money on college and a proper education? I don’t think so and if you do well I’ll write “I told you so” on your head stone.
My point is just because you can purchase a template off of template monster and change a few colors around DOES NOT make you a web designer, it makes you someone willing to take advantage of someone looking to get quality work done.
If you disagree with me please let me know I’m open to all sides of this controversy, this is the way I see it as a professional that has to clean up other peoples messes on a regular basis.