Web Roundups

The Most Incredibly Outstanding Site Templates


From January 1-31, ThemeForest hosted a fierce site template competition. Our authors competed against one another to win $300 - as well as some helpful promotion.

After much thought and deliberation, the winners were selected early in February! Trust me when I say that this wasn't an easy task - by any means! So without further ado, here are the best ten site templates from our "$3000 New Year Competition", in no particular order. I hope more of you will consider entering our upcoming ThemeForest competitions. Be sure to check the site regularly, as we host a new one each month!

  • Live Performance Premium Template

    Live Performance

    "We built the Live Performance Template based on the 960 Grid System ( to suit those in need of a website template for their band, group, comedy tour, venue, or anything requiring a schedule, really."

    View Theme

  • Great Portfolio

    Great Portfolio

    "Great Portfolio is a one page portfolio and a very clean template. It has 2 color options to choose from namely, dark blue, and dark brown. It also has a smooth scroller to each menu of the page. Contact Form is functional and ready to use."

    View Theme

  • Portfolium


    "Portfolium is aimed at creative professionals including but not only : graphic and web designers, photographers, developers and artists of any kind. It puts accent on your work and features a nice jquery slider on the homepage."

    View Theme

  • Coffee


    "This theme is a fixed layout based on 960px grid. It uses no tables for layout. The main page has three columns whereas sub pages have the left-most columns merged."

    View Theme

  • Business Portfolio 960

    Business Portfolio 960

    "I built this Business Portfolio template based on the 960 Grid System. It’s one of the few templates on ThemeForest that are based on this system and it’s just one of the many things that makes it unique."

    View Theme

  • Ultimate Animated Portfolio


    "This is a complete, fully featured, animated portfolio template that includes two skins, a dark one (black/blue/orange) and a bright one (white, gray, blue)."

    View Theme

  • Core 3


    "The Core 3 template is very simple, clean and effective. It is incredibly easy to modify and can easily be used for business or personal. Theme coding is very well commented and easy to read."

    View Theme

  • Business | Portfolio + Blog

    Business | Portfolio + Blog

    "A stylish design ideal for a web dev company or a business. The design can be modified to work with other types of websites, such as a blog. And you don’t need to worry about fonts! This design uses only one font, I bet you’ve heard about Lucida. I’m draw this illustration (apples)."

    View Theme

  • Silver Spoon

    Silver Spoon

    "This is a modern template which uses a lot of jQuery and CSS to create great user experience."

    View Theme

  • Nothern Lights

    Nothern Lights

    "An amazing colorful and very functional site template that can be used for general business or a sweet portfolio."

    View Theme

And there you have it! We considered many factors when making our choices.

  • Practicality: How "real world" is it?
  • Uniqueness: Does this template stand out among the others?
  • Sales: How many sales has this template made, per day?
  • Construction: Does the template validate and follow best practices?
  • Options: Did the author supply different CSS "themes" for each template? Has extra value been added?

Please join me in once again congratulating the winning authors. Stay tuned for more upcoming ThemeForest competitions!

Related Posts
  • Web Design
    HTML & CSS
    Build a Dribbble Portfolio Grid With Flexboxgrid and JribbbleFlexboxgrid dribbble
    Flexboxgrid is a new framework which allows you to combine the predictability and common language structure of a grid system with the flexibility and simplicity of flexbox. Today, we will walk through the basics of using Flexboxgrid, and use it to build a simple Dribbble feed. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Introduction to WordPress App ThemesApp theme 400
    With the increasing growth rate of WordPress powered websites, the need for WordPress themes is rising. Multi-purpose themes are becoming highly popular among website owners. Many existing themes are built mainly to address blog functionality. But with the growth of WordPress web application development, we are in need of specialized themes for different purposes. These themes are known as app themes. In this article, we going to familiarize with the concept of app themes and their usage in real world.Read More…
  • Code
    Strategies For Choosing the Right Premium WordPress Theme for Your Next ProjectPremiumwp
    You have your credit card in hand, and you are ready to buy a beautiful, premium WordPress theme for your next website or blog. But where should you begin? Perhaps a search through Google? Maybe a famous WordPress theme site? Perhaps In this post, I aim to arm you with a few tips that will guide you when choosing a premium theme not only purchase a beautiful theme, but one that will meet your needs.Read More…
  • Web Design
    E-commerce for Mobile: Making the Most of Your SiteMobile thumb
    In this article we’re going to address some mobile e-commerce hurdles. I'll break down a few of the most important steps to take account of in preparing an e-commerce site for mobile access and offer you some advice based on my experience.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Taking Shopify Theme Development FurtherShopify thumb
    In this final part of our Shopify series we will look at how a deeper knowledge of Liquid will enable you to make your themes even more flexible. This will help you deliver richer and more imaginative store designs.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Applications and Tools
    The ThemeForest Author’s Guide to Unbounce TemplatesUnbounce preview
    In this tutorial I'm going to introduce you to Unbounce, a tool for building campaign-specific landing pages. We'll walk through the anatomy of various types of landing page, go through the tool’s features, then cover what’s needed to sell your own Unbounce templates on Themeforest.Read More…