Over the last few years there has been great collections of quality free HTML & CSS templates published on Noupe such as 50 Free High-Quality and “New” (X)HTML/CSS Templates (2009) and 40+ Elegant Free CSS/(X)HTML Templates (2010).
There have been some great free templates released over the last year so we thought it would be appropriate to share some of these great new designs with you all. In web development, it’s important to move with the times and embrace the latest changes. As such, all of the templates listed in this article were designed using HTML5 and CSS3; both of which will help future proof your website and make them more accessible.
1. HTML5 Theme
A minimal looking grey and pink design that comes packaged with an Ajax powered PHP contact form.
A beautiful clean two column design that would be perfect for a blog.
A grunge styled website that is suitable for a portfolio or a blog.
A great looking clean blog template that has been also ported to WordPress.
5. Clean Red
A clean HTML5 powered template that could be used for a portfolio or blog. The download includes the original Photoshop PSD file.
A magazine style template that features rounded corners and comes packaged with an inner template too.
A beautiful corporate style website that features its own gallery page. It also supports custom fonts.
A simple corporate style design that has beautiful typography.
A one column template that features an image slider on the home page.
A bright and colourful corporate style template.
A news style magazine template that has a 3 column layout.
12. High Five
A beautiful free template that could be used for a blog or portfolio website. The original Photoshop PSD file is included in the download file.
13. Business Project
A black and green corporate style template that features a jQuery slider on the home page.
A fantastic single-page portfolio template that comes packaged with the original Photoshop PSD files.
15. Studio One
Another great template from CSS Heaven, this corporate style template features a jQuery slider on the home page and includes a portfolio section.
A Japanese inspired free template that would be perfect for a personal blog.
17. Simple Style 7
A fixed width 5 page template that uses Google fonts.
18. Night Club
A well designed template that was created specifically for night clubs. The photoshop PSD file can be downloaded if you sign up to the TemplateMonster newsletter.
19. Small Business
A small business template that also includes an about and services page.
20. Cooking Site
A tremendous recipe template that has a featured post slider on the home page.
A beautiful photography template from Pritesh Gupta that allows visitors to browse images at the bottom of the page.
A fresh corporate style that uses Google fonts and comes with contact, gallery and portfolio templates.
A simple backwards compatible one page portfolio template.
A simple 2 column template that would be suitable for a small business website.
A clean template that’s packed full of features. It includes a jQuery slider on the home page, built in contact form, lightbox for images, jQuery gallery and a jQuery portfolio.
A useful template for social media fans that allows you to display a live stream of your Facebook or Twitter activity.
A 3 column orange template that is suitable for a business website.
28. Touch The Future
An elegant free template design that includes a tutorial that explains how the theme was designed.
A simple black and yellow 2 column template.
Beautiful typography and a good looking jQuery slider on the home page make this a great template for a restaurant website.
An advanced HTML5 admin template that can be used for creating a feature rich dashboard for your admin area.
32. HTML5 Admin
Another great HTML powered admin template that can be used as a template for your own project.
Includes a simple HTML5 page, feature full HTML5 page and form, grid and CSS frameworks.
A great looking blue one page template that uses jQuery to slide to different sections of the page.
A simple yet fun blogging template that features rounded corners.
36. PKE Meter
Create your own iPhone app website using this useful free template. The HTML5 code and graphical design are explained in full to help you understand the template better.
38. HTML5 template
A simple HTML template that comes in one column, two column and three column variations.
An HTML5 template that comes with 5 page templates, featured post slider, contact form and an image and video gallery.
Includes 6 background images, 6 page templates, homepage slideshow and social media integration. The photoshop PSD file can also be downloaded.
That just about finishes things off, but before we go, we wanted to get ask for your feedback. Hopefully you found something in the collection that got you excited. If so, what was it? What’s your favourite HTML5 and CSS3 powered template, even if it wasn’t included in this list? Feel free to use the comment section to fill us in.