Do you remember what websites looked like 20 some years ago when the internet skyrocketed with the invention of Google, and other popular web browsers?

They were very plain, not immersive, and hardly user-friendly (AKA all the pop-up ads) and SEO was just making its way into the computer world. 

Are you currently looking to invest in a new website or overhaul your old one? 

With all the website design sites and options for websites, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out if a “drag-and-drop” template type of website or a custom website is the way to go for you.

We understand that as a business owner you want to make the best decision for your business so that’s why we broke it down for you here in this article! In the end, you’ll be able to decide between custom websites vs. templates confidently. 

Template Websites

We will start with the simpler option first. Templates are like ordering a standard burger from a fast-food restaurant. 

Template websites are the most common way to build a website due to the ease and simplicity of the process. 

Another name for a template is a “theme.” Companies like Wix, Squarespace, and even WordPress offer these “themes” to make it easy to launch a website quickly. 

There are varieties of themes to choose from based on your industry, and you can “customize” them in your own way. However, with all the options, you can see overload, overcrowd and ultimately slow your website down. If your website takes longer than 3 seconds to load, you’ll lose 50% of your visitors, which is potentially 50% LESS sales. 

To add to the cons of template sites, your SEO performance can be severely impacted. Search Engine Optimization is extremely important because it is what gets you SEEN. What’s the point of a website if it gets lost in the 2nd and 3rd pages of the search engines? 

So basically, template websites are easy to build, quick to launch, and cheaper in cost compared to custom websites…but also lack the abilities to really get your website seen by the people who matter most (YOUR TARGET MARKET) and can be really really S L O W. 

Did we mention that you could potentially have the exact same or very similar website as your competitor(s) because of the ease to make and quick launch ability? 



custom website vs templates

Custom Websites

That’s why here at 3Circle Media, we always suggest a custom website design

Building a custom website is as easy as using a template when you work with a professional team (like us)!  

Why? Because we are experts, of course! We know how to build it, you just have to customize it! 

Remember the burger analogy above? Think of us as the chefs at a fine dining restaurant, and you can create your own burger from scratch with all the fixings. Now that’s a burger. 

And that’s exactly what your website will be like. It will be unique and perfectly represent your business with everything you need and more. 

We will work hard to build you the website your business deserves. No drag and drop here! It’s all custom and fully optimized for the best SEO performance. 

We are WordPress experts, which means we know exactly how to build an immersive, user-friendly, and quick-loading site from scratch that will rank high among the search engine results.  

You’ll even be surprised by the overall cost savings you’ll experience by having us build you a custom website compared to using or hiring someone to create a website using templates. 

Custom Websites Vs. Templates – Which Is Better? – We Think You Know

Nothing compares to a custom website design. Having the right colors, fonts, and digital atmosphere that reflects your business can make an incredible first impression on your potential clients. So don’t get stuck in the crowd with a template website – jump on stage and stand out with a bespoke website made by 3Circle Media!

Want to know more? Schedule a free consultation today! 

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539 W. Commerce #242
Dallas, TX 75208


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We'd love to chat with you about your website needs. Please either fill in the contact form or drop us an email. We can turn your website dreams into reality.

3Circle Media Website Design
539 W. Commerce Street #242
Dallas, TX 75208