Web Template Ideas

Posted on 2011-03-01
Last Modified: 2012-06-22

I need some help in trying to figure out what a good website template would look like for a web page with VERY limited data. Basically I need to have 3 links for my main navigation which are Home, Our Services, and Contacts. When a user visits my website I they will be presented with 4 boxes that break down my services (Our Services) with a link labeled "read more". I don't want to go past the page fold on either the main page or other pages. Is there a way that someone could design a mockup in photoshop with "black" boxes as to where my elements (logo, main nav, etc..) should be placed at for my web template?

Thanks in advance!!
Question by:asp_net2
LVL 70

Expert Comment

ID: 35015065
Have you considered looking in Microsoft Office Publisher?
Templates are starter files that have predefined formats, layouts, and designs
 design it there using the templates then publish it.
depending on which version of office  here's a couple o ideas from different versions.
 This video provides a quick overview of how to get started using templates in Publisher 2010.

Video: Get started using templates in Office 2010
LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 35019669
You might consider using Drupal, with all all kinds of free templates. Version 6 is the most recent stable version. You can have Drupal set up for free by some web hosts, Godaddy for example, and you don't have to know html to be able to create pages and enter text on the pages.
some "themes", which is what Drupal calls templates are very simple. You could get some ideas here.

Author Comment

ID: 35021255
Sorry, maybe I did not explain my question good enough. I understand how to create my webpage using HTML and .NET. I'm just asking for some design ideas.
Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 35021493
Oh, I see. You can still go to the page of designs on Drupal to get design and color ideas. And here is an amazing site to help you pick a color scheme:
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

ddhamm earned 500 total points
ID: 35029837
For websites with little written copy, using images helps the viewer experience. For example: Place an image that represents the type of services you have and put the copy about that next to it.  

For layout ideas, go look at the templates that are for sale. Sometimes I will download a free template and modify it. Also look at some of your competitors or at sites that are in your industry - there may be similarities for a reason, i.e., people have already done tests for their market and found what works best.

There are so many template sites to use for reference, I am only listing a few.

There are free graphic icons  - for social media - you can use, as well:

Tips for cool designs:

and I like these color scheme tools:

As far as us doing a "mock" up - it might be better for you to start one and get our input on it. Or show us an example you want to make your site look like and we might have some help for how you can adapt it to your needs.


LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 35030038
This website has some very basic css payouts for free, to save the hassle of doing this yourself and making it work in all browsers:
LVL 70

Expert Comment

ID: 35032043
Here's some mockups with ideas for the layout combined with different actions
25 Adobe Photoshop actions for a graphic designer toolbox
Wordpress Mockup Layout
Photoshop Web Design Layout Tutorials from 2010

Expert Comment

by:Prafulla Maharjan
ID: 35144592
from google you can see some latest design and apply in your page  which one looks nice u can apply and see..

Expert Comment

by:Hafeez Ansari
ID: 35146185
You can layout your website with simple design with big typography same like this

or you can view some other layouts by clicking on the thumbnails at home page.

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In this article, I'll explain how to change the color of a selection in Photoshop. I'm sure there are a couple different ways to do this in photoshop, but this is my preferred method in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6 and I will be adjusting the…
CSS is a visual language used to classify objects and define rules about how they should be displayed. CSS skills aren’t restricted to developers anymore, there is a big benefit to having a basic understanding of the language, regardless of your occ…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style different bullet points for unordered lists in CSS. Begin with a normal unordered list; the default bullet point is a solid circle: In the CSS, create a defined class of unordered list by typing "ul.S…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to increase their history states in Photoshop To undo more than one history state, use Ctrl + Alt + Z, not just Ctrl + Z: View the History window by going to Window > History: The default number of history sta…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now