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bama42
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Looking for site templates

Anyone tell me where I can get a basic CSS template I can build a site from?
The two column format would be great but where is a resource to get them
without having to give credit in the footer of the site? I mean I dont want a site
trying to make some cash have.."made by freesites" in the footer. I know enough
to change a CSS site but I can't build one from scratch :P

Where does everyone get their templats?

Thanks
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evobilly
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you could always delete what ever is written in the footer or change it
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aletta
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http://www.oswd.org/

You can search by criteria like number of columns, etc. It's pretty good. And I don't think you need to include a link back to anyone... at least I haven't needed to in the ones I've used.

Be careful... there's also an oswd.com which is just full of ads about website templates.
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aletta
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Hah, oh yeah. Or you could click through the link in my footer and steal the HTML from that page... That was originally built as a template for Affilorama members to use, and I just slapped it up there as a placeholder. It uses tables rather than DIVs, which is a bit old fashioned, but it's still pretty clean and usable. The CSS is in an external file (to control the whole site) and you can find it if you go view > source and look for the part that says

Code: Select all
<link rel="stylesheet" href="HERE IS THE LOCATION">


Just delete all the stuff about gnomes :)
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evobilly
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but the gnome stuff is good ;) you cant delete it there mite be a huge market thats untapped wanting to give you the $$$
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kunstler
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There is really no need to find templates, just find sites that you really like and save them. Then just update the template with your own graphics, mods to the CSS and you have a brand new site. I am a full time web designer and we do this all the time. Why re-invent the wheel? Get the Webmaster Toolbar for Firefox. It will allow you to easily get the CSS and html from any site. You are really just taking the structure of the site, not the look or feel. Just make sure you change the colors and graphics enough to make it unique. Just a thought.
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aletta
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There is really no need to find templates, just find sites that you really like and save them. Then just update the template with your own graphics, mods to the CSS and you have a brand new site.


That's how I learned too, but that was back in the day when nobody was using CSS and you could easily see what was driving what because it was all written inline. It was also in the day when you would nest table inside table just to get a border around a box... urrgh!

I think it still works for simple sites, but can get a little out of hand in the more complex sites. If you're going to give it a go, I recommend that you also download the Firebug plugin for Firefox -- it makes seeing what drives what so much easier.

I still recommend the free open-source templates first though ;)
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