The single most popular template since its release a few weeks ago, Variant Creative, has been reworked and released as an alternate version: Variant Creative (alt). The new version comes with red/pink colors, an embedded @font-face font (Ubuntu, downloaded from Font Squirrel) and a new blog-styled layout (see the screenshot below) – a bonus that can be useful if someone would want to build a CMS/blog theme out of the template.
The screenshot shows the new blog layout, but Variant Creative (alt) also includes both the layouts (2 or 3 columns) from the original template. Variant Creative (alt) comes with a .PSD source file of its own so that the new header image will be easy to modify, just as with the original Variant Creative template. Please note that the template .zip is larger than usual, because of the included .PSD source file and the font. If you want to see a live demo before you download, you can do it right here.
Check it out and post your comments, I am really curious to hear what you think of it.
(Note: I originally planned to make this a HTML5 template, but I ended up doing it as XHTML 1.0 Strict since the HTML5 version got my inspiration flowing – resulting in a completely different design. Look out for an all-new HTML5 template release in the next couple of days…)
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.