Recently, I wrote an article featuring the 10 best free HTML5 templates. Today, I’d like to share my top picks for the 12 best premium HTML5 template designs for your site.
With so many free templates available, the obvious question becomes: why would you pay for an HTML5 template? Honestly, the reasons to pay for a template can range from showing support for the developer who created the template, to buying ongoing customer support either from the developers or the template warehouse.
In addition, paid templates often have more customisable options than their free counterparts. They might also include additional features such as responsive web design and parallax scrolling. In the end, you’ll need to decide which works best for you, your site and your budget. If you decide to purchase a premium HTML5 template, my picks are as follows:
This multipurpose HTML5 and Bootstrap template is nice and versatile; whatever your business, you’ll be able to set it up to showcase your work. It features eight homepage styles and over 10 portfolio styles, plus responsive carousels and four colour skins.
02. Artist Portfolio
Artist Portfolio is a simple responsive HTML5 template that’s ideal for showing off your creative work, and it’s easy to personalise and add your own assets to give your finished site a custom look.
NowaDays is a powerful responsive HTML5 template that’s suitable for all manner of applications; it comes with 16 different homepages, with single and multipage layouts, and all the features you’ll need including parallax scrolling, smooth animation and optimised load speeds.
A great template if you’re looking for something that’s simple and clean. This template features responsive design, Google Web Fonts, PSDs and documentation. It also includes an Ajax contact form.
A one-page responsive design that includes three different skins, each with their own background. This template also includes a working contact form and filtered portfolio. The filtered portfolio includes some wicked cool animations too.
Easily my favourite one on the list, Lychee offers a 100% responsive design along with either a one-page or multi-page theme. Even better, there’s a WordPress version available.
Another responsive design, Botanic Garden includes a parallax effect to help draw visitors into a truly immersive web experience. In addition, a stick-to-top menu is included to make navigation easy. This would be a great template for a Landscape company.
The Motor Website Template, like the Botanic Garden, includes a parallax effect and a stick-to-top menu. As an added bonus, this template includes an online chat feature as well.
A simple, yet elegant theme, the Polo Responsive Website Template offers Google Web Fonts, contact form and interactive Google map tool. Of course, this theme is also responsive so it’ll look good on desktops, tables, and phones.
Dropdown menu, Favicon, Google maps and more, this template is clean, simple and easy on the eyes. This template also includes a project gallery and parallax effect.
A fully responsive single or multi page design, this template offers sticky menus, an ajax contact form, four different blog page options and parallax background images. This template works best for a medical-type business like a dentist’s office or veterinary clinic.
Clean and minimal is the name of the game with this template. Includes 10 color schemes, layered PSD, widgets and more. If you’re a creative looking for a nice portfolio template, this one might just fit the bill.