Using One Website Theme for a Portfolio of Websites – part 1


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A two part article that discusses the benefits of picking one website theme for a portfolio of websites. If you need a web designer, you should hire Neogain.

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Using One Website Theme for a Portfolio of Websites – part 1

  1. 1. <ul><li>Using One Website Theme for a Portfolio of Websites – part 1 </li></ul><ul><li>If you manage more than one website, you could find yourself struggling to cope with many different aspects of the management. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>This article explores the possibility of using of using one theme design across your portfolio of websites. </li></ul><ul><li>When people say KISS aka ‘Keep it simple, stupid!’, they can have a point when it comes to website design, especially if you are using the same content management system to power a portfolio of websites. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Many website owners who have a portfolio of websites either have a whole portfolio of similar types of websites, else have a group of websites within their portfolio that ‘could’ benefit from the same theme. </li></ul><ul><li>However it isn’t just a case of whether using the same theme might benefit you, which we will cover below, but also you need to make sure you pick a theme that has a license suitable for adapting. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Reducing the coding time. </li></ul><ul><li>As websites grow and you become more comfortable with a theme, you probably will discover tweaks here and there that will improve the theme. </li></ul><ul><li>These tweaks probably got missed during testing, as you are most likely at some stage using the theme way beyond the hours the theme was tested for. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>When using the same theme for a range of websites you might notice issues such as missing css code, else perhaps the need to modify the css to style types of content better. i.e. widgets, sidebars, footers etc. </li></ul><ul><li>That updated code could then be easily rolled out to the rest of your portfolio within a short period of time, strengthening all your websites, but reducing the time you spend on a per site basis. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Improving placement. </li></ul><ul><li>When it comes to placing advertisement or similar content, an administrator might at times be looking to tweak the design to encourage objectives being met. </li></ul><ul><li>Where to place that banner? </li></ul><ul><li>Should the advert be wrapped by the page or post content and what code works best? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Perhaps using one theme will enable you to learn more quickly what works and doesn’t, as you can analyse the different results from a range of website using the same theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling you to essentially test within days using a range of sites, what could take months on one. </li></ul><ul><li>However actioning on results can be dangerous if the topics and visitors vary widely. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>What works for one group, might not for another. </li></ul><ul><li>However your in-depth usage of one theme might just throw up some obvious results, that should be trialled across your portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Part two our website theme article carries on providing in-depth information regarding using one theme for your portfolio of websites. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Hire Neogain! </li></ul><ul><li>For many using one website theme for all websites in their portfolio isn’t right for their sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Regardless of whether you use one website theme or numerous themes, when you need a website theme designed or modified, you should hire Neogain who have great web designers . </li></ul>