What makes a website template great?

October 23, 2014 • By

Everyone will tell you that there is a difference between good and great, however only a few people will tell you the actual difference between the two of them. For instance, today, if you are not using some sort of Responsive design on your site, then you are already moving away from a great website. Similarly you can argue that if you are still creating websites using Flash, then you are denying your site the chance of becoming great.  In this article we will focus on some of the things that turn a good website template into a great website template.

Don’t just aim for good

This one might seem obvious, however it is really important to keep this in mind when creating a website. If you go through the whole building process thinking you want to create a website that is just average, then chances are you are not going to put all your effort into making it stunning. The same could be said about any task you undertake in life,

HMTL5 not Flash

In the past everyone would use Flash for their sites, and yes I mean everyone! Over the past few years however, more and more designers are moving away from using Flash in their templates. The reason for this being that most tablets and smartphones can’t open flash files, and for this reason designers are now using HTML5. If you want to create a great website, then you really should be using HTML5 instead of Flash.

Responsive Design

Today more people are visiting websites from their tablets and smartphones than ever before. And that means a great website will need to be optimized for all screen sizes. In order to do that, you need to make sure your website template uses responsive design.

High Quality Images

This is perhaps the most important difference between a good and a great website. A great website will only use HQ images on their site, because they know there is nothing worse than a pixilated image, or an image where the proportions are all wrong.

Below are some examples of great website templates:

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If you are currently on the lookout for a great template for your next website, then you should really consider giving the guys at TemplateSparkle a shot.  The company builds stunning website templates that utilize Responsive Web Design, as well as HTML5 CSS3. Furthermore, most of their templates have been optimized for Retina displays.

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