Once only big companies could afford to have a presence on the worldwide web, but those days have changed. Today, nearly every business has a website, and usually the few that do not will want to have one. Web hosting and domain name rights have become very affordable so having a web presence is available to even the self employed for very little money.
The problem of course lies in setting up a website and making it look good and look professional. While a person can take the time to learn HTML and now XHTML to create and design their own pages, it is simpler and more accessible to more people to use website templates. Templates are much like a paint-by-number experience and take much of the work out of web page design.
With website templates it is easier and less expensive to create you own pages. Web designers can be costly and while you get a great design, your business probably can’t afford it. Once your website is designed by a service you have to pay for site maintenance costs as well as keeping the site up-to-date. Website templates usually allow you to maintain your own site in a fairly simple manner.
There are many different avenues to obtaining website templates. Some are offered as freeware and shareware online and are free for the taking. You can also purchase reasonably priced software commercially that provides templates to allow you to create almost any kind of a website.
Many webhosting companies also provide easy to use website templates to create your own pages, many if not most of them at no additional cost other than the hosting fee. Many even offer 24/7 tech support to help you through design problems if you encounter any. None of these templates require any knowledge of HTML code either.
Naturally, every site is not a commercial one. A large number of them have been created by people for blogging purposes or for communication with relatives or to demonstrate a talent of some sort or for other activities. There are computer users who do not know HTML and haven’t got the spare time to master it. For them, templates are the ideal approach. Once you locate the right templates, it’s a snap for anyone to design a site.