Free Website Template Resources

Here are some places where you can get good website templates. Depending upon what you're running your site off of, however, not all of them will be suitable.

HTML

If you just want an HTML template to work with, you can check out FreeWebsiteTempates.com. They're near the top of the search engine rankings for a reason.

Other sites include QuackIt.com, InstantShift.com and 2WebDesign.com.

There are pages upon pages of templates to choose from at these sites, but you'll have to work with the HTML Code to use them.

WordPress

If you're using the WordPress platform as a CMS, WordPress.org has plenty of templates you can use. They're easy to install and customize using the backend of this platform.

Joomla

There are a lot of free Joomla templates out there, as well. JoomlaHacks.com has several, as does Joomla-Templates.com. Remember to check the version number on these to ensure compatibility.

Dreamweaver

Users of this popular WYSIWYG editor can find a lot of templates to choose from at Dreamweaver-Templates.org.

Drupal

Drupal is known for its active development community. You'll find plenty of templates—called themes on this CMS—at Drupal.org. The community resources for this CMS are among the best available.

DotNetNuke

If you're using this platform, you can get free skins for it at DNNSkins.com. You'll also find a selection at FreeDotNetNikeSkins.com that you can choose from.

Make sure you double check the licensing on any skins, themes or templates that you download from these sites. While they do offer free products, some of them come with licensing restrictions such as leaving developer credit on the footer or other requirements. IN some cases, the free versions are light versions and you have to upgrade to a paid version to get a template with all of the features that you'd need for a professional project.