[thelist] Template Monster

Egor Kloos studio at dutchcelt.nl
Fri Jul 23 04:40:14 CDT 2004


Well, this is always a problem when working in the lower margins. Or when
a client just wants something simple. It’s up to the professional web
designer to assert their value to the client. And why the client shouldn’t
insist for anything less. An important part of a designers work is making
a case for their work, pitching a concept or idea. This always extends to
them, and that’s often a bit tricky. That’s why many design companies
don’t make their own house-style but have someone else do it. But the
general rule that actually extends to everybody is that working for a
commercial company is that everything you do is derived from the fact that
you also must sell. The more professional you are better you can sell.

Egor Kloos

> Let's face it. The use of templates is the preserve of the bedroom
> designer.
> In some respects it shouldn't concern web professionals like ourselves
> as these peoples markets are totally different from our own. However
> template use is just another example of how amateur  "web designers"
> are cheapening the business of web design and making it harder on the
> rest of us.
> Andy Budd
> http://www.message.uk.com/

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