Here is the first new template of 2011: Variant Creative. It is a classic 3-column layout with a vertical button menu. The total layout width is 980px wide, and it uses a header image of a kind that I have not used in any template before. In order to make the header image easier to modify, a .PSD source file is included in the template .zip. To add your own image while still keeping the rounded corners and shadows, open the .PSD file in Adobe Photoshop (or any compatible editor) and replace the background image layer with the image you want to use – and save the file as front.jpg in the “img” folder of the template. Go to the Variant Creative page for more details and a live demo, or click the screenshot below to download the template directly:
Updated – January 10th, 2011: A second layout option has been added to this template. Read more about the new 2-column layout in this blog post.
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.