Some designers are still designing sites the "old school" way creating hand coded custom HTML sites and boast that template driven sites are cookie cutter and not unique. Silver Buckle Services creates anything but ordinary custom template driven sites. What's the difference between these two types of sites and why are custom template sites better than old school custom coded html sites?
First, custom template sites are built for ease of use to update. We create a custom template theme for your website and the fonts on each page, the colors, the background the styles and sizes are all pre-set. This enables you to easily update your website, without having to think about the formatting of the text. All the text appears the same (although you can change the color and size if you like).
Custom HTML sites are hand coded by a developer and they have some perks, like being able to layer images behind text and being able to more fully control the display of content. The drawbacks are, you probably won't know how to update it and it won't come with a web based tool for you to access from anywhere to update it. Most old school websites require a HTML editor such as Front page, or Dream Weaver or another web editing software. Custom template driven sites don't require any software to update. They use web based tools and enable you to drag and drop your content into the page to make updating a snap.
It used to be that you didn't have a choice and there was no such thing as template sites. Things have changed in a big way and they are so flexible and powerful that it makes the old school sites look archaic. The template driven sites we provide not only are easy to update, they are mobile friendly and work on Iphones, Ipads, Template computers and Ipods. Custom html sites, not so much! Try navigating an old school site, vs a new template site on your phone and you will see and feel the difference.
Here is an old school custom coded HTML site. There isn't anything wrong with this website, it just happens to be built in the old system, and old way of doing things. It still works and we update it for the client.
Here is a new custom template driven site. This website, the client updates on their own. They use a CMS content management system to make the changes through the web and post.