• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Themes & Templates - Do we need to design any more?


mjclark91

Junior Member
#1
Hey all

Just a quick question. Over the passed few days I've been getting familiar with wordpress, specifically the free themes on offer and I've come up with some thoughts.

I thought how easy it would be to get a clients requirements, and find a free theme that matches them. Install the theme and change a bit of the content. Then pass the website off as my own. I'd imagine the process would take a couple of days to complete and after that - Hazah! - I've made a few hundred pounds.

I've taken a look at my big book of lawz and it seems it's perfectly legal.


Is this what designers are doing nowadays?
 

Greg

Active Member
#2
Most free themes look pretty poor IMO, so it would take a lot of work to edit the style to make it look near presentable for a client in my book. Plus you would be reverse designing/building a site, not taking into account the clients individual requirements and trying to shoehorn their needs into a layout that will probably not suit.

Having said that I'm sure there's people out there doing that, I wouldn't strongly advise going down that route!