Multiple web templates for a website?
Is it OK to use multiple (probably 2) dashboard templates for a website?
My web app has two components: a general discussion forum with profiles and a one-to-one chat section, and a section that provides analytics of individual users and their activity.
During the early development stages, I chose a web template with a UI that looks very nice in the first part, but not with the other. Should I use this template for both parts, or use different templates for each part according to what looks good?
Consistency is one of the most important design principles. Do not make the web app look too different from one section to the other otherwise users will be confused about the overall functionality.