using 2 templates in 1 site ? possible of nightmare when publishing?

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I tried to use 2 templates for 1 site, and to my surprise, it seems to work. I just wonder what happens when publishing this site. Maybe it will be a mess then.
I prepared a text in Word, highlighting & superlinking to a page of another of my proof sites, and imported the text with superlink in my main site. After saving, clicking on this superlink, opened indeed the page of that other proof site.
As I use my pictures, on the proof site as background (squeakyclean template), and as banner on the main site (tastlessly), I would like the mix of both. So my question: will this be a nightmare, once published, or should it be ok?
Thanks in advance.
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Hi Brume,

This sounds a bit confusing and I'm not sure I understand what the problem is without being able to see the site.

The only way I think I can help is if you post your preview URL (click on the Preview button and copy the URL in your browser address bar). We can always delete it afterwards. Would you be able to do that?
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They are different sites in the editor, correct? its because they are not published.
when you came to publish them you would have to choose different url's.
But you can have as many free sites as you like at synthasite so just publish them both and then link them to each other once published.
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As a designer, I wouldn't recommend using different templates for different pages within one site. This may confuse your site visitor and may lead to usability issues. They may think that have clicked out of your site, or have just gotten lost all together.

I would recommend, rather than different templates, using different banner images, or possibly even varying page background images. This may help you achieve part of what you're looking to do aesthetically, while keeping things consistent and easy for your site visitor to understand.

At the end of the day, the purpose of a website is to communicate information and possibly have the site visitor take some sort of action on that information. If you look to make that process as simple as possible for your site visitor, you will be successful with your design.

Hopefully this helps.

- Graphic Designer, SynthaSite
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Thanks for the replies, Lee and Diane,

I guess you're right, Diane. I don't like my work that much, so I naturally tend to make my website looking like holidays ;-)
As a background, I can't get most of the pics sharp enough to my taste, so I'll rather stick to the banner version. I'm going to delete my message with the links in it.
Thanks again.