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does anyone have any web templates i could use for a turfing company?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by david419, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. david419

    david419 LawnSite Member
    from essex
    Posts: 1

    hi to all,
    i run a small turfing business that mainly replaces old lawns and lays turf for new builds etc, I am wanting to make a website for the said company but am new to web design software. i have dreamweaver and photoshop and tried to set up a new site but am struggling with the DIVtags etc.

    i was hoping someone on this forum would have a web template i could use and customise with my own logo's and pictures etc.

    if so i would ideally like a template i could edit with dreamweaver/photoshop that has a green theme or grass in background sort of thing.

    many thanks and any help would be great.
     
  2. GreenerSide

    GreenerSide LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Google

    Search the web for lawn website templates or something like that, many website templates out there that are free and you pay for that will allow you to customize.
     
  3. Rui

    Rui Inactive
    Posts: 22

    www.themeforest.net - they're cheap and a lot of selection. I would recommend using wordpress themes as they're very easy to update and provide more functionality.

    Cheers!

     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,391

    Wordpress themes are easy to update, or do you mean WP sites are easy to update?
     
  5. Rui

    Rui Inactive
    Posts: 22

    Both.

    Content updates on Wordpress are a breeze and there are plenty of free instructions on how to do it. Pretty much like editing a word document.

    If you're comfortable with editing some HTML, you can do the same within the theme edit page to customize elements of your site. You don't even need an FTP client.

    Cheers,
    Rui

     
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,391

    Respectfully, I'll go ahead and disagree with you.

    Yes, editing a WP site's content is pretty easy.

    No, editing the WP theme itself is not easy, especially when you factor in that a large amount of theme editing is not at the html-level.
     
  7. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    LOL! I went there to take a look, and for search entered "Grass", the first result that came up was for "Writers". Think it was looking for the wrong type of grass. hahaha
     
  8. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,391

    People reeeeeally need to pick and choose wisely when it comes to Themeforest themes, especially for their non-html sites (ie, magento, wordpress, etc). Some of the code used is beyond ponderous. I've used some in the past, as well as had clients want a certain theme from there used or edited, and the amount of rewriting required can make the budget-friendly themes decidedly less so.

    My advice, if you can't review the code on your own, is to go through any desired theme's user comments and use those to help form your opinion. If there's something in the code that sucks, or is really buggy, it will usually be mentioned.

    The same goes for any theme warehouse.
     
  9. Rui

    Rui Inactive
    Posts: 22

    LOL

    Just like purchasing anything, buying wisely by researching is important. Buying on impulse can only lead to regret.

    From my experience, about 90% of my clients have found Wordpress to be extremely easy to edit and post/update content. I guess everyone has their own experiences though.

     
  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,391

    edit: nevermind. this has become too circular for me.
     

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