WEB You guys with no graphics skills where do you get your templates?

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  1. Audioholic

    Audioholic New Member

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    I have done a bunch of reading on XHTML and CSS and feel comfortable with it to the point where I am ready to move on to breaking down templates and coding them but I am just not getting a grasp on creating templates myself using PS.

    Those of you 'graphically challenged' who either were or still are do you use an outsourced company to design templates or do you just work with what you know and settle with the skills you have.

    My problem is I can't really seem to find anyone reliable that also has the skills to make what I would consider high quality templates and if they do they want like $500 per template which is a lot when you are just starting out and either doing free sites or <$1k sites.

    Any input from you gurus is appreciated :)
     
  2. Die Antwoord

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  3. brds

    brds OT Supporter

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    I usually steal shit off google images and PS it just enough to be mine, ask OT, or ask a friend.
     
  4. Audioholic

    Audioholic New Member

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    I was doing this a bit then I saw all the lawsuits on other forums from getty and istockphoto for 3k+ and figured I would probably be safer just paying for the shit. Currently not working after being laid off so the last thing I need is to be hit with a lawsuit.
     
  5. kingtoad

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    By hiring a designer.
     
  6. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    I like templatemonster.com even though it costs money ;) haha.
     
  7. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    rent-a-turban
     
  8. Phasm

    Phasm OT Supporter

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    hire me.
     
  9. Browning

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    modify free ones from google:o
     
  10. Azazel28

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    You should be hiring designers and passing the buck onto the client.

    You are not helping out your clientèle by coding them a template. For starters they are usually bloated with code, don't allow for proper brand identity of the company, and if I company is successful (most likely not due to the website you just coded them) then they will surely out grow their site quickly.

    You want to leverage successful companies or companies that "want" to be successful. If you are taking the 300-500 dollar projects and giving them a template, that is your niche and that is most likely were you will stay unless you change your process and business approach to web design and development.

    For that price range it isn't enough time to understand their market, demographic, campaign strategies, company voice, etc. Design, Copy and Speed are what internet users want out of their website...if you don't give your clients users those items listed then you fail at doing what you were hired to do.
     
  11. biawokauns

    biawokauns New Member

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    paying a designer
     
  12. Phasm

    Phasm OT Supporter

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    fixed
     
  13. biawokauns

    biawokauns New Member

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    ive nver seen your work :o
     
  14. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    Phasm cut that shit out, you know the rules in here
     
  15. Phasm

    Phasm OT Supporter

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    I'm not advertising my services just saying thats what a smart OTer would do :fawk::mamoru:
     
  16. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    you are very borderline man very borderline and there are other oters that are talented too :p
     

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