5 Important Things to Know About Dental Website Templates

Dental website templates are a great way to save time and money when designing a website for your local dental practice. Here are 5 things to consider when purchasing a dental web template.

1) Most require basic knowledge of HTML and image editing

A dental website template gives you a great head start on designing your dental website. Website colors, layout and HTML code are already completed for you.

But in order to make the template your own, you will need enough knowledge of HTML to add your own text, and a basic image editing program to properly scale your logo to fit in the space provided by the web template.

If you're considering purchasing a template that uses Flash, plan on getting professional assistance. Customizing Flash templates is not a do-it-yourself proposition for 99.9% of dentists.

2) You need a place to host your template

In order for your new dental website to be visible on the internet, you need a domain name (.com) and place to host your template. A "web host" is a fancy term used to describe a computer with special software that stores your website in a place where everyone can see it.

There's no shortage of web hosting companies willing to assist you. At last count, Google listed over 54 million results for "web hosting companies" so you might want to start there.

3) Web templates are not unique

Would you be embarrassed if you showed up at an event wearing the same outfit as someone else? Don't make the same mistake with your website.

Dental website templates are not unique. And although the odds of another dentist in your area using the same design as you are very low, you'd be wise to spend a few minutes checking out your competitors' sites before purchasing your own dental web template.

Another way to avoid this problem is to avoid dental website templates that you see available for purchase on more than a handful of template websites on the internet. The more widespread the product is, the more likely it will show up in your neighborhood.

4) Not all templates are created equal

When buying a dental website template you need to consider, not only the appearance of the template, but also the code behind it. Since you don't get to see the code before you buy the template, look for details in the template's description.