In the old days people would always hire a professional website designer because they felt this was the best way to ensure they got a professional looking website made. Companies and individuals were willing to spend thousands of dollars for the chance to create a web presence that would give them a good image. Nowadays, especially because of the state of the economy, many companies and individuals are deciding to go with website templates instead of a website designer or developer. There are a multitude of reasons for this.
While people having skills in HTML and other web scripting languages can opt for designing their own site it is not a viable choice for everyone. Some of the web designers use pre defined and readymade web templates for quick and effective site designing.