This is a guest post by Nilanjan who is a Website Designer at TemplateKingdom, He is a regular blogger of the Templatekingdom.com where he writes about web design inspiration, photography and Internet Marketing.
In this post Nilanjan is going to tell how to choose CSS website templates online. This suggestion can be implemented on free and premium CSS website templates.
7 Tips on Choosing Premium CSS Website Templates
1: Choose your CSS web template based on its layout. Most CSS sites have removable headers, so you don’t need to worry about that so much – but the layout design will stay the same. It’s a good idea to work out in advance what sort of layout you would have, if you were designing your own site from scratch. Then pick the premium CSS template that comes closest to your ideal setup.
2: Think about colour. Try using Adobe Kuler to brainstorm the best colour scheme for your site. Pick a colour from your company logo as a starting point and remember – too many colours is too much information. Just like any part of your website you’ll want to keep the colours down to a simple, unintrusive theme.
3: Pay attention to your business: what is your site intended to do or sell? There are CSS templates designed with specific functionality or layouts, which will suit particular business types very well. Are you looking for a magazine style site, for example (ideal for running internal company sites and photography based sites) or something that will sell products for you?
4: Look for interactivity options. People are used to seeing embedded files and feeds in their websites. Live news feeds are always useful. Choose a site that has a panel for a news feed insertion and you can keep your customers up to date with product news or market news.
5: Be sure that you can customise your template properly. Most of us choose a CSS template when we have no real design or programming experience to rely on. And that means we need to be able to change our templates to reflect our overall design, without fuss and bother. Pick a template that offers easy, intuitive customisation: but be sure you are picking the right one. If you choose a template that needs heavy customisation you are probably just picking the wrong one.
6: Make sure your template has already been optimised. Most premium CSS Templates are already optimised for search engines. There’s no point buying one that isn’t – or your SEO partner will just have to take it apart and put it back together again.
7: Be sure that your template’s designer is easy to contact. You’ll need to be able to talk to the template designer from time to time so be sure that contact details come with your download.