I have never been a fan of light-on-dark websites. I find them harder to read, and they often remind me about the old times when complex layouts with nested table layouts were considered trendy. Basically the late 1990’s. But I know that a lot of people disagree with that opinion, and more dark templates are requested every now and then. Inspired by the old days I have created Variant Dark, an image-free 3-column layout with several shades of dark grey and dotted borders. And two strong accent colors to go with that. Of course built with standards-compliant code and without any tables involved in creating the layout.
This template is probably not for everyone, it is definitely not the kind of color combination I would want to use myself. But I hope that someone will find it useful. This is what Variant Dark looks like, click the screenshot to download the template .zip (only 3 Kb):
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.