Themes? We don't need no stinkin' themes!

Themes? We don't need no stinkin' themes!

At Hypermagix Studios, we guarantee 100% custom website design from the ground up. We don't use free or paid themes.

A lot of web companies claim to create custom websites, when in reality they actually use free or purchased pre-built themes, basically customizing other people’s templates. This is typically prevalent in cheap web design companies, but happens in big agencies as well.

Hypermagix Studios custom websites are coded by hand and built to the business owner’s specifications and are adaptable to the company’s needs. This can save immense amounts of time in the future, because your site will be easier to manage and will do what you expect it to do.

Let's talk a bit about Wordpress.

Wordpress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that also allows you to build websites. It is free to download.

An estimated 78% of websites online are running on WordPress

A WordPress theme is a complete design for a website, and provides all of the design and front end styling of your WordPress site from font and color selection to headers, footers and sidebar positioning.

The marketplace for Wordpress themes is huge. There are literally tens of thousands of free and paid themes. The reason why Wordpress can have 10,000 themes that more-or-less "just work" is because all the CMS data is stored in the same exact format, with the same exact fields, reusing the same exact data structure. Each theme implements that structure for inter-compatibility.

The fact that Wordpress is so ubiquitous leads to this issue:

If you're website is built on Wordpress, there's a high chance that somewhere out there in the wild west of the world wide web, there is another website that looks exactly the same as yours.

Lots of other businesses or companies could be using the same theme which means your site won’t be unique or stand out as much.

It's also likely that a Wordpress theme that is purchased online will have many extraneous features that you may not need as Wordpress themes are designed to to cover every possible functionality. These features can bloat your website and bog it down.

Advantages of Custom Built Websites

1. Unique Design

With a custom website, you are allowed and encouraged to show your company culture and personality through design.

2. Scalability, Flexibility, Manageability, Extensibility

A custom website is always expandable. You can always call up your web developer with a hair-brained idea and usually they can come up with a way to make it happen.

Custom features can be built in to make your website, and sometimes your business, easier to manage. You aren’t going to be stuck in a box when it comes to events, project portfolios, or any other idea you or your developer have that would show just how cool your company is.

Also, wouldn't you prefer a website that is designed to match for YOUR business, YOUR workflow and YOUR needs, and not the needs that others think are important?

3. Up-to-Date Code and SEO

A solid web development firm is constantly updating their code and finding new ways to increase the longevity of the sites they build. They are on the lookout for new SEO best practices as they roll out from Google.

4. Support From Skilled Developers

With a firm that builds custom websites you will have access to the support of skilled developers who code from scratch. They will be able to troubleshoot and fix bugs with little to no hesitation and are rarely stumped by a challenge because they wrote the code in the first place.


Hypermagix Studios websites and content management systems are custom built from the ground up to match your business. Get in touch to see how we can assist your business in Singapore by building you a quality and affordable website.

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