Modular Website Design and Why You Need to Stop Using Web Template

When talking about Web templates, it’s probably an option that saves you from wasting time waiting for a custom website. This may be one of the good points. Today, for who is planning to make a website or change a new website design, you must read this article. Because as you know, Web templates have various templates for you to choose from.

There are many website building providers out there, including WordPress, Wix, Shopify, and others. Everyone has different web page template designs to download but remember when you choose to use those templates. Of course, there is a chance that the layout or page design of your website will be duplicated by other businesses as well. Since most of those templates are free and the layouts cannot be modified, if you want a unique website, choosing a web template might not be your choice anymore.

Topics covered in this article include:

  • Get to know Modular Design
  • Modular Design Vs. Web Templates
  • An example of a website with a modular design style.
  • Summary

If you are ready, let’s get started.

Get to know Modular Design

The concept of Modular Design is designed by Frank Ariss, who invented the design of the famous newspaper content layout and was used in many countries in 1970 in Brazil.

If you are familiar with WordPress, then you need templates. WordPress has a wide variety of templates to choose from. Templates have fixed working patterns or styles and cannot modify the module.

Modular Design is not a design from a template because Modular Design is different from a template. It is a design another technique allowing you to create block designs. By designing along the grid lines, each design will fit into a square. If we change the design style from a simple template to a module. It will look like a puzzle that has been put together and looks perfectly arranged.

Modular Design Vs. Web Template

If you have to compare Modular Design and Template, it can be said that both have their advantages and disadvantages. But, what I want you to look at is your needs.

What does it mean? It means if you need a website in a short time, templates are an option for you. However, if you want a website that is different from others, then Modular Design is more suitable for you. Therefore, in this point, we would like to compare the strengths and weaknesses of the two designs. So you can decide which one is better.

Modular Design


Flexible to use – In the Modular Design, modifying design is very easy. You can manage different modules, adjust, move, and change as you please. This is not the same as a template which you can’t modify the module at all. It would be the same as it comes. You can only change the content. For the adjustment of the various modules, you definitely can’t.

Save time and cost Because, Modular Design, will reduce the design timeline and save more time with pre-built modules. It can also be applied to future projects with “Mix & match”, reducing design time and cost further.

Can be fixed quickly Can you imagine if a website’s design changes happen, maybe not in the next 1-2 years, but very soon? Modular Design, it’s a design style designed to be easy to manage and fix.


Slower speed – Too many modules can cause a website to load slower.

Difficult to edit – Excessive or bad module isolation can waste time in modifying code or some code cannot be read.

Web Template


Save time if you don’t have enough time to redesign your website. Choosing a template will give you more time to do other things.

There are many forms to choose from – Of course, by choosing a template, you will be able to choose from a variety of templates which is mostly free.


Cannot be edited because the template was created by the programmer. We can’t modify the structure or modules of the website like Modular design.

No uniqueness With these free templates, do you think you will get a unique website page? since these free templates can be downloaded and used by anyone.

Now you have seen the strengths and weaknesses of both Modular Design and Web templates. Next, we will take you to an example of Modular Design website design.

The Sample Website which Has Modular Design Style


For this article, you may find the differences between the two designs that what the strengths and weaknesses of each style. We hope that this article will enlighten you when you design what web design to choose.


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