25 top-class website templates

19. Avada (WordPress)

Website template: Avada

There are tools of tools for refining this WordPress template (Image credit: Avada)

Avada (opens in new tab) ($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.

20. Huge (Tumblr)

Website templates: Huge

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

This $19 website template by Precrafted, Huge (opens in new tab), 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.

21. 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. 

Red Cap (opens in new tab) is 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.

22. Mediator (Jekyll)

Website templates: Mediator

A responsive, minimal website template for Jekyll

Another creation that's heavily focused on content, Mediator (opens in new tab) is a responsive, minimal template for Jekyll by Dirk Fabisch. It's available for $7.

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.

23. 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 (opens in new tab) 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, although it's a few years old now and hasn't been updated lately.

24. Valenti (WordPress)

Website templates: Valenti

A website template that's great for magazine-oriented sites (Image credit: Valenti)

Where Valenti (opens in new tab) 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.

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 (opens in new tab) 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 $29. It's also available as a WordPress template (opens in new tab).

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Craig Grannell

Craig is an editor, writer and designer. He writes about design and tech, specialising in Mac, iPhone and iPad, and has written for Creative Bloq, Stuff, TechRadar, MacFormat, The Guardian, Retro Gamer and more. You can view more of his writing on his blog, Revert to Saved