ICYMI, we are releasing a handful of exclusive website templates handmade by IDCO for interior designers each month starting this Friday with a pre-sale, followed by the official launch Saturday, May 25. We are so excited about this addition to our already-extensive offerings, but you might be wondering what makes an IDCO template different from the hundreds of website templates already available online.
First and foremost, our sites are limited release, providing you the exclusivity that no more than ten people will be using that template. No other templates can provide that guarantee. Additionally, these templates are a culmination of our experience in the industry and crafted specifically with the needs of interior designers in mind. Today, we are answering some FAQs about our custom templates and all that comes with them.
What do you mean by exclusive?
When we say “exclusive,” we mean that these templates are truly limited releases. With new releases every month, each template will be limited to being purchased 10 times. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. This aspect is so important to us because we want our sites to maintain that handcrafted, one-of-a-kind feel that you’ve come to expect from IDCO.
What platform will you use?
After years of serving the interior design and lifestyle industries, we’ve found a sweet spot for customization and ease of use for our clients. For our templates—just as with the majority of our custom web projects—we will be using Wix. We’ve found Wix to be the best platform for customized, responsive design. These templates won’t be committed to a box grid like Squarespace, so you can to achieve the layered and bespoke look that we love.
Bonus: no cumbersome app updates with Wix, so maintaining your site is seamless.
IDCO templates will be made from scratch with built-in animations that include elements like automatic scrolling and focus view that make a site look and feel expertly built. All sites will include an interactive drop-down menu and an integrated subscribe feature to grow your mailing list, as well as a built-in policies page.
Other standard pages with each template include the following pages:
Additionally, our templates will be fully optimized for mobile viewing, so your site will look just as luxe when potential clients click over from Instagram.
What happens after I purchase?
Once you’ve purchased the template of your choice, you will be automatically prompted to download our Launch Kit. In the Launch Kit, you’ll be provided with instructions to gain access to your new website. Our team will then transfer your site to your Wix account so you can begin implementing your content.
Also in your Launch Kit, you’ll receive video tutorials and written instructions guiding you through the entire site. From updating your portfolio to swapping your services, you can follow along via step-by-step guides or by watching our team’s screen recorded videos.
These templates are designed with absolute beginners in mind. They’re unbelievably easy to edit. Simply click to change text and drag and drop to rearrange or add images. No coding required.
In the event that you need a little extra assistance, we’ve got you covered. Every single template comes with three weeks of live tech support from the IDCO team and a wealth of resources including:
Will there be coordinating collateral or add ons?
We’ve curated a small offering of additional services that might be helpful for template users. With our available upgrades, you can choose how much or how little work you want to personally put into your site. You can add custom copywriting written by our team with your brand and SEO goals in mind; custom Canva templates for social media graphics, design proposals, and presentations (no software required!); and a social media editorial calendar with a suggested hashtag list. They’ll be releasing shortly after the launch of our templates, allowing people time to get their sites together before a full marketing overhaul.
These add-ons are completely optional and a la carte, but if you want a little extra support, we’ve got you.
What makes these templates the best for interior designers?
Working with interior designers is our bread-and-butter and ultimate passion, and that comes through in every site we touch. These templates are no exception. Your site should be built to display your hard work, which means that it should be versatile enough to complement images from every project, no matter the style.
When we thought through what features to include, designers were at the forefront of our mind. That’s why every site has portfolio pages, an integrated design inquiry form, and a custom blog landing page. And most importantly, these templates are handcrafted with the clean, simple, high-end style that IDCO has become known for in the interior design world.
What other questions do you have about our templates? As the launch date draws closer, we want to be sure to provide you with all the information you need to begin elevating your digital presence with an IDCO site.
The Identité Collective is a full-service creative studio for interior designers and boutique lifestyle brands. Offering bespoke branding, web design and social media content creation, we help brands built around beautiful living elevate their digital presence to represent the physical spaces they design. Want to work together? Shoot us an inquiry here.