August 17, 2014


Since starting HTML5 UP almost two years ago (!) I've had a steady stream of folks wanting paid, attribution-free versions of my templates (for a variety of legit reasons). At the same time I've had others in dire need of support, but were reluctant to ask for it as they weren't sure what to expect (being freebies and all). And finally, I've been wanting to replace a certain older, somewhat outdated template project with something newer and better. So, I set about devising a solution that would neatly tackle all of the above.

And now, two months later, I'm happy to announce Pixelarity, a new little service that offers:

  • Access to 40+ responsive site templates (including almost everything from HTML5 UP).
  • Attribution-free usage of everything on an unlimited number of sites (even client ones).
  • Extras (bonus color schemes, PSDs if that's what you're into).
  • Support (from me) whenever you might need it.

For just $19, which gets you three months of access to downloads and support. And yes, you can keep using anything you've already downloaded even after your three months is up, as an access plan is only needed for, well, access. Check it out:

And if you decide to give it a go, hit this link for $5 off:

PS: Anything new I release on HTML5 UP will also be released on Pixelarity (albeit with the aforementioned extras, attribution-free licensing, and support). And of course, everything at HTML5 UP will always be free and Creative Commons-licensed :)

August 17, 2014

New Freebie: Directive

This is Directive a single page responsive site template for HTML5 UP. I went a little crazy with the "angular" SVG backgrounds on this one but it was a fun experiment nonetheless. Beyond that, it's the usual deal: CCA licensed, built on HTML5, CSS3, skel, and Sass, and bundled with styling for all standard page elements. Go build something cool with it:

Demo images via Unsplash (which I can't stop raving about). If you've subscribed to Pixelarity you can also pick up an attribution-free version (along with a few cool extras).

May 17, 2014

New Freebie: Aerial

This is Aerial, a single page, single screen responsive site template for HTML5 UP. Pretty much just a quick little experiment combining CSS animations with 3D transforms. CCA licensed and built on HTML5/CSS3, skel, and Sass (which should come in handy if you plan to tweak the animation timing). Grab yourself a copy and do something cool with it:

PS: The seamless background image is derived from Icefields by Ryan Schroeder (who graciously released it on Unsplash under the CC0 license).

May 11, 2014

Eons ago, myself and Cherry (a coder/designer I've been working with on side projects for years) started a site called to showcase some of our then-new freebie work. While we (though mostly Cherry as of late) kept up with adding new stuff the site itself became dated and sort of crap. So instead of letting it languish any further I took some time out last week to whip up TEMPLATED, a reboot of FCT with a cooler design, a less stupid name, and newer responsive HTML5 stuff. Check it out:

PS: So admittedly there's a fair amount of old stuff on there (FCT had been around for a reeeeeally long time), but there's also a lot of cool new stuff and Cherry (as well as myself from time to time) will be adding to it on a semi-regular basis once we've worked out some of the kinks, so keep an eye on it.

April 7, 2014

New Freebie: Twenty

This is Twenty, a minimal, multi-page responsive site template for HTML5 UP.

As the name implies, this is my twentieth (!) design for HTML5 UP. Since the last few have been single page affairs, I decided to go with something a bit more conventional and threw in four extra page layouts. Beyond that, it's the usual drill: fully responsive, built on HTML5/CSS3/skel, and CCA licensed like all my other stuff.

And ... that's about it. Download yourself a free copy over at

(special thanks to Michael Domaradzki for allowing me to use his excellent photos in Twenty's demo)

January 30, 2014

New Freebie: Big Picture

This is Big Picture, a simple, single page responsive site template for HTML5 UP.

So I've been on a single page kick as of late, partly because I'm lazy, but mostly because they kick ass for experimentation. In this case, Big Picture makes heavy use of my (tentatively named and soon to be released) scrollgress and scrollwatch jQuery plugins to pull off some interesting effects as you scroll around the page. In addition to said interesting effects, Big Picture also includes a nice lightbox-style gallery, styling for basic page elements, a handy centralized settings area, and thoroughly commented code for your editing pleasure (with instructions! -- see the included README.txt file).

Big Picture is licensed under the CCA, so go ahead and download yourself a free copy over at HTML5 UP.

Many thanks to my good friends Felicia Simion and Michael Domaradzki for allowing me to use their amazing photos in Big Picture's demo.

December 3, 2013

New Freebie: Tessellate

This is Tessellate, a new responsive site template freebie for HTML5 UP. Semi-interestingly, this design actually began life as little more than a quick test of my new setup (rMBP + Photoshop CS6), but I suppose the infusion of shiny new tools inspired me to turn it into a full-fledged template (and simultaneously try out a few ideas I had kicking around).

CCA licensed as per usual, so grab yourself a free copy over at HTML5 UP.

Demo images courtesy of the photographic genius herself, Felicia Simion.