25 top-class website templates

14. Yuga (Muse)

Website templates Yuga

Yuga boasts six themes and plenty of tutorials to get you started

If you're using Muse and you want plenty of options as well as value for money, look no further than Yuga. Billed as a 6-in-1 creative multipurpose true parallax template, it comes with six themes with plenty of transitions and animation that are easy to implement. 

It has loads of online documentation, including step-by-step editing tutorials, and it's yours for just $25.

15. Halcyon (Tumblr)

Website templates Halcyon

A bold and eye-catching website template

Pixel Union is a team of designers dedicated to "reshaping publishing, self-expression and entrepreneurship on the web", which basically means the company creates templates and themes for content management systems. 

Halcyon's one of the team's top-sellers for Tumblr, a bold and eye-catching $49 responsive grid-based effort.

16. Avada (WordPress)

Website templates Avada

There are tools of tools for refining this WordPress template

Avada ($60) claims to be the best-selling WordPress theme of all, and it certainly has a lot going for it. 

It might be a third-party template, but the underlying framework is flexible enough to enable the crafting of all kinds of design styles, and there are tons of user-friendly tools and options for subsequently fine-tuning the resulting site.

17. Vitality (Bootstrap)

Website templates Vitality

Build a responsive one-page site with this website template

Vitality is billed as a time-saver for anyone wanting to rapidly get a versatile, responsive one-page site live. 

Just $10 gets you the licence, and the template boasts six sample layouts, three page styles, 10 colour schemes, a PHP contact form, and optional full-page image backgrounds and video background headers.

18. Huge (Tumblr)

Website templates Huge

This website template is perfect for image- or video-heavy blogs

This $19 website template by Precrafted is aimed at people wanting a blog that is heavy in imagery and videos. Many elements can be fully customised, and keyboard navigation makes it easy to quickly jump between posts when using traditional keyboard input. 

The design also includes a fixed (but not distracting) menu and options for controlling how photos appear.

19. Red Cap (HTML5)

Website templates Red Cap

Create 'coming soon' landing pages with this niche website template

This one's a single-page HTML5 template, based on Bootstrap, boasting plenty of customisation options and a MailChimp subscription form. 

It's primarily aimed at people wanting to create 'coming soon' landing pages for upcoming projects or products, and for $7 it saves you the hassle of smashing together countdown scripts and the like yourself.

20. Mediator (Jekyll)

Website templates Mediator

A responsive, minimal website template for Jekyll

Another creation that's heavily focused on content, Mediator is a responsive, minimal template for Jekyll by Dirk Fabisch. It's also available for free.

It has support for featured articles, enables the use of header images, and includes FontAwesome, in order that you can easily work with icon fonts.

21. Oblivion Magazine (Tumblr)

Website templates Oblivion Magazine

With over 100 customisation options, Oblivion Magazine has everything you need

Aimed squarely at journalists and publishers, Oblivion Magazine is a responsive Tumblr template that's crammed with customisation options, features and widgets.

It includes a custom preloader and fancy loading animations, multiple authors, reading time info and SoundCloud player. Made by adraft, it's a steal at $24.

22. Valenti (WordPress)

Website templates Valenti

A website template that's great for magazine-oriented sites

Where Valenti largely succeeds is in its flexibility and richness. This is a template primarily designed for magazine-oriented sites, and it's packed with options for vibrant home pages, full-background image styles, and parallax. 

Priced at $59, it's also high-res- and mobile-ready, provides alternatives for review ratings, and makes it easy to craft mega-menu navigation.

23. Free Minimal Responsive Theme (Perch)

Website templates Free Minimal Responsive Theme

A good foundation on which to build a website in Perch

Perch isn't a product that necessarily lends itself to templates in the traditional sense, but Laura Kalbag created a default some time back, as a starting point. Clift Walker's minimal theme comes from similar thinking, giving you a little extra help to get started. It's a simple, sleek foundation on which to build.

24. Muffin (SASS/Jekyll)

Website templates Muffin

A design-focused frontend website template that comes in four flavours

Richard Bray's Muffin is a design-focused frontend web template that uses SASS, Jekyll and Gulp. Aimed at the reasonably tech-savvy, the template includes colour variables, SASS media queries, HTML includes and SVG icons. 

It comes in four 'flavours' based around the kind of website you want to design, and it's free.

25. Lychee (HTML5)

Website templates Lychee

Lychee has great parallax effects and is also available as a WordPress template

Powered by Twitter's Bootstrap 3 framework, Lychee is designed as a professional portfolio site theme. It produces valid HTML5/CSS3 pages and features over 30 pages, six homepages, 20 portfolio pages and two blog styles, all of them perfectly responsive. 

Excellent parallax effects pair with a clean and professional design, and the whole package will cost you $15. It's also available as a WordPress template.

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