The more i look the more i am amazed.
Iv'e been on Digitalpoint forums and i'm truly shocked, most of them design on templates. No wonder most websites look the same.
Same CSS containers, Same Themeforest bought scripts.
I guess you can sell anything if you have enhanced social / marketing skills.
Obviously there are talented designers out there that know their way around the Pen tool yet its rare, most of them are into making money quick, and quick money is giving a product in a short period of time.
There are unique websites out there, but how many do you remember?
I mean, What website do you remember that you have visited in the last couple of days that truly stuck in you'r mind?
Most websites iv'e been to i cant remember their design. I know simplicity works and its proven, but uniqueness can increase sales and that is a given, yet most wont spend money from their budget on website optimizing unless they are doing really well and want to really squeeze what their website is capable of.
*Website optimizing is running multiple designs / optimizations for the website in order to test which works best and really pushes the client to buy rather than just look, Mostly traffic is divided and sent to various designs for testing, later on data is being collected.*
No such thing as bad data in website optimizing! even if one finds ways that doesn't work then it will always come in handy!
Like Thomas Edison said, I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.