The thoughts of a soon-to-be business owner are deep and muddled. In between Form 8832s and 1099 MISCs are more aesthetic muses. I’d very much like to have a simplistic but personality-chocked website that can grow with me as time goes on and my business offerings (hopefully) grow.
I’ve been perusing CSS and site design galleries like CSSElite.com and Open Source Web Design for inspiration. Just when I was considering compiling my own list of site design galleries I was just made privy to a ginormous list of CSS design galleries: www.thecssgallerylist.com
Think of something the size of The Black Sea, add the square footage of Moldova and then double it. That’s how big The CSS Gallery List’s coat closet is. With my estimation of 200+ CSS galleries listed, if you don’t find something that you like then you need to consider Lasik surgery or check into the Betty Ford Center.
I was disappointed, however, that I didn’t find any open source web design galleries on the list. I’ll fill in that tiny gap with my own list. The designs on these lists are released under various Creative Commons / GPL licenses. Check each template before you use it:
- Open Source Web Design: http://www.oswd.org/
- Free CSS: http://www.free-css.com/
- Open Source Templates: http://opensourcetemplates.org/
- Open Web Design: http://www.openwebdesign.org/
- Open Designs: http://www.opendesigns.org/
- Open Source Web Templates: http://www.oswt.co.uk/
- Open Source Design: http://www.opensourcedesign.com/
- OS Templates: http://www.os-templates.com/
- Free CSS Templates: http://www.freecsstemplates.org/ (Added March 4, 2010)
Did I miss any? Let me know if you have any other CSS/HTML galleries that have templates under a CC, GPL or copyleft license.