Use free graphic design templates to get you started

I enjoy hearing my client’s oohs and aaah’s when they see their finished site for the first time.

How do I make such lovely designs? I use free templates as a basic starter design. After finding a template that suits the needs of the client, I then edit the graphics and the CSS to match the corporate color scheme. Usually almost every aspect of the template gets changed (rollover images, icons, background colors and shading), but it helps having something well designed to start from.

The only condition of using their free template is that you provide a link back to them.

So – after much editing – this “blue mesa” free template…

became my client’s website…

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