I have been doing a lot of minimalistic designs lately, and to my surprise it appears as if the more basic template are among the most popular. While there are a lot of free templates to find on the web, there are not that many well-coded designs in the “simple but useful” category. I like that style myself, so building that kind of templates is quite natural – even if I do some more advanced projects at times. The end result is hopefully a good balance in the template gallery.
Anyway, this week I have been working on two templates. This is the first of them, another simple template with a plain and very standardized 2-column layout. It is called Basic Reader, and the target has been to create a visual style that could be used for text-based documentation websites (which was something that was specifically requested by a site visitor a few weeks ago). It could also work for short online novels, blogs, feed readers and other kinds of sites which are focusing on text content.
To download Basic Reader directly, click the screenshot below:
This article was written by Andreas Viklund
Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.