Thanks for viewing and/or downloading BlueTranquility, my first web design template I submitted to Open Source Web Design in September 2004. I wanted to create a contemporary yet professional-looking website (good enough even for a small business to use) and this web design template is the result. I created it entirely from scratch for my own personal website (a link to it is under the Helpful Links section on the left) and it turned out pretty well in my opinion that I decided to share this template with the public.

Under the Hood

BlueTranquility makes full use of XHTML and CSS to ensure cleaner code and faster loading times than those based on traditional HTML. In essence, this template is both easier to maintain and more flexible than those using traditional HTML since tables are not used at all and no static images are used for the title areas and menu buttons.


BlueTranquility is also fully validated by W3C for both XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1 conformance, the real-time validation links of which are listed on the left, meaning that it will look as identical as possible on all the major browsers (the supported browsers are listed on the left as well).

Template Features

In addition to the specs already mentioned, BlueTranquility features an eye-appealing theme, a high-visibility content area, roll-over buttons with a purpose (the page you click on from the menu stays highlighted so you always know what page you're on), mouseover acronyms and an optional ad banner section that won't overlap the page title/subtitle.