Umbraco is an open source ASP.NET Content Management System (CMS) popular with web developers and content editors due to its powerful and extensible framework yet simple and intuitive user interface. It can also boast of having an award winning community of more than 70,000 developers who regularly engage within the Umbraco Forum and contribute towards the development of packages and tutorials as well as the CMS itself.
Despite all the positives of Umbraco the one criticism that could be made of it is the lack of starter kits available when creating a new website, one solution to this is to use a responsive template from Themeforest.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Template?
There are usually a lot of things to consider when building a new website such as layout, colour schemes, usability and overall look and feel to name a few. This can result in the process of building a new website becoming more complicated than it needs to be and resulting in the project being delayed due to difference of opinion or simply all members of the team not being able to agree on particular points of the design. This can lead to the overall cost of the project increasing dramatically as it becomes a much bigger operation than initially had been budgeted for.
By choosing to use a pre-built template from Themeforest you can cut out the indecision of design. There are over 20,000 different templates available on Themeforest and any that are categorised as HTML Site Templates are compatible with Umbraco. Also it's worth noting that the cost of purchasing a template from Themeforest is much cheaper than the average daily rate of a professional web designer making it an extremely cost effective method of acquiring a professional looking website for your business.
How Can I Help?
Although you get a lot from a template it is of limited use until it is edited to display the information about your business. The easiest way to do this is to integrate it in to a content management system such as Umbraco which gives you a simple and easy to use interface to create and edit web pages based on the template you've acquired.
Simply click on the Themeforest banner link below to visit their website where you can browse through the selection of HTML templates. When you've selected your template get in touch and I will give you a quote for the work involved for integrating it in to Umbraco based on the type.