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the andreas04 template

With a touch from the old school...

Entry photo example

So here it is, my first open source template with classic .gif animation! And maybe my last, since I find the .gif format outdated and mostly annoying. If you feel the same, don't worry: 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: Updated to version 1.2 on November 28th, added links and cleaned up some code. Be sure to watch for template extras on the free website templates page of my website!

November 28, 2005 Posted by Andreas | Tags: Design, XHTML, CSS | 19 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 blogs and CMS themes section of my website!

November 22, 2005 Posted by Andreas | Tags: Information, Themes | No comments