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Date added: 2005-09-23 | Hits: 716 | Rating: 6(1)
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XHTML 1.1 Valid CSS HTML Templates 2 Columns Fluid Width CSS-Based Layout

Wait, what's this?

Welcome to the andreas04 template, a design made just for fun! This is a fluid width design with a very simple layout, made with XHTML/CSS (no tables) and less than 25 kilobytes of images. The design target has been to present a non-standard visual appearance with some inspiration from the traditional table/frame-based layouts from a few years ago - and to use animated .gif images without doing too much damage to the design. Good luck with your new website!

With a touch from the old school...

So here it is, my first design with classic .gif animation here on And maybe my last, since I find the .gif format outdated and mostly annoying. If you feel the same, you can still enjoy this design: It is really easy to remove the animations and images - see the comments in the stylesheet for instructions.

Standards and accessibility compliancy

Despite the classic influences and the animated visuals, the coding is very simple and modern. No Flash or scripts have been used, only valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS2. Because of that, the design works in most browsers, even in text-based browsers. The design also complies to Section 508 and a WCAG 1.0 Double-A rating.

Edit: Removed the alternate version, since it didn't display correctly in IE. Thanks marcus!

September 24, 2005 Posted by Andreas | Tags: Design, XHTML, CSS | 14 comments

Open source

If you like this layout and would like to use it in any way, you are free to do so. This design is released as open source, which means that you are free to make any changes you may want to. I kindly ask that you leave the "Design by Andreas Viklund" link in the footer, I would really appreciate that! If you use this design for commercial purposes, please consider making a symbolic donation through my website.

Also, if you would use this design to build a theme or template set for WordPress, Textpattern, MovableType or any other interesting blog/CMS package, I would be glad to distribute it through the free template support section of my website. If you have any comments or questions, or if you are interested in custom design or branding services, you are welcome to contact me through

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