var sidebar_align = 'right';
var content_container_margin = parseInt('350px');
var sidebar_width = parseInt('330px');
What is a hosting template?
I have been accused by a number of people that my hosting site is unprofessional looking because it looks like a hosting template.
My site was custom written by a developer. What exactly is the definition of a template? If the site falls into the definition of a template, why would it be considered unprofessional?
To see what we mean by templates, just look at the hosting sites. Templates when people haven't bothered to try and adapt them are unprofessional but I like your design and I don't think it looks overely "templatey"
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i like your site. it's not any where near as templately like my site!
I guess nat did a really awesome job on your site
I don't know about the guy who told you that your template is un-professional because it looks really neat
Thanks for all of the feedback. I really like my site and I wasn't actually looking for a review. I was interested in knowing the following:
1) What is the definition of a hosting template? I assumed a template was a standard form in which the webmaster customizes to their specific needs.
2) If a website is classified as a hosting template, why would this automatically classify the site as unprofessional?
1) yes. that's a template.
2) i don't think anything is wrong with a template for hosting. your selling services and not web design. The site is easily laid out and informitive.
If you used a template to sell web DESIGN work, that would be bad.
My three criteria for unprofessional:
1. Resellers, most especially those who refer to resold service architectures as “Ours.”
2. Template Sites with tired, over-utilized business stock, replete with poor grammar.
3. Newly registered domain with text speaking to "our years in business"
i really like the design on that site. Much better than 95% of templates I've seen, probably due to customisation!