40+ High Performing HTML5 Templates 2013 – Looking For Serious Web Design?

September 19, 2013 · 51 comments

by Anders

HTML5 templates have become extremely popular and for a good reason. HTML5 is still a work in process, but it has brought a lot of new features to the table. Recent versions of the leading browsers support many of them already, and they continue to add new features.

The new tags available in HTML5 includes the <canvas> element for 2D drawing, the <video> and <audio> elements for media playback, the new content-specific elements, like <article>, <footer>, <header>, <nav>, <section> and new form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, url, search. In addition, the arrival of CSS3 adds even more power in the hands of web designers.

The benefits of HTML5 templates are many and new tags will help web designers build stunning future proof websites without the need for proprietary plugins like e.g. Flash.

In this article, I share a collection of high quality HTML5 themes to provide inspiration and insights about HTML5 based web design. Hopefully, this collection will help in creating your own HTML5 powered website.


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.

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Premium HTML5 Templates

Solana – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

Solana - Responsive HTML5 Template

Solana is a highly customizable, Retina Ready, Responsive Multipurpose HTML5 Template with touch support. It features a clean design which is suitable for a wide variety of websites. Solana comes packed with Customization options, 4 Sliders and 5 variants of home pages.

REALM – Unique One Page Parallax Responsive HTML5 – MORE INFO

REALM - Unique One Page Parallax Responsive HTML5

Realm is a creative one page HTML5 theme. It is very easy to use and it has responsive layout and BG parallax and Retina Display optimization. It is perfect for showcasing you best work or products. It e.g. comes with filterable portfolio and light box preview.

Goodnex Responsive HTML5/CSS3 Site Template – MORE INFO


This ultra responsive and powerful theme is ideal for all kinds of freelance,interactive or business creative spheres. With its beautiful design as well as layout that is amazingly comfortable, you may have the perfect template at your disposal.

Porto – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

porto html5 templates

This professional multipurpose template is ideal for portfolio and business websites. It is fully responsive and will look great on all devices. With Porto, you can customize your site as much and as often as you like with tons of layout options and unlimited colors and variations.

Altea | Parallax One Page HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This is a one page parallax theme that is available in agency and corporate versions. It has nice customization options and 10 color schemes. With its corporate version, you can enjoy an exclusive customized Infographics for free.

Anchor – Animated Parallax HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This template is fully animated with lightweight jQuery. Its animated intro will make sure your visitors will follow through the slideshow curtain animations. The template is also fully responsive and compatible with all browsers and devices.

Jekas – Responsive And Retina HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This HTML template has an elegant and clean design, which is ideal for corporate studio and software websites. You may also use it for portfolio and business sites. Its design and CSS is flexible and easy to modify or customize.

Kyte – Flat Onepage Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This is a HTML5, responsive and flat template created with Twitter Boostrap. You may use it as a one page or multiple page so if you like to have a beautiful portfolio showcase, this template can be your ideal option.

MY FOLIO – Responsive Photography Retina-Rdy HTML5 – MORE INFO


If you like an online portfolio that will look stunning, you can check out this template. My Folio is retina read and has a responsive layout and one page grid system.

SmartStart – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This is a professional theme done in HTML5 with a simple and clean attitude. the latest HTML5/CSS3 techniques has been incorporated with SmartStart in designing this template. You can also get this template in the WordPress version.

Smart Business – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This is a responsive and simple template that is ideal for businesses and companies. Smart Business comes packed with 18 page templates and it features wide and boxed skins plus 5 color styles to choose from.

RENOVA – Unique One Page Theme – Responsive HTML5 – MORE INFO


This is a creative single page portfolio theme with a layout that is made fully responsive with Bootstrap framework. With its modern flat design, it is easier to make your site stand out from the rest.

Increase – Premium Corporate HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This powerful template is coded in HTML5. Originally made for creating really cool websites, Increase provides ultra-flexibility for color editing. Animation effects are incorporated with the theme making it easy to change from minimalistic to juicy website.

BigWig – Modern Corporate HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


A corporate HTML5 template that is also fully responsive, it is perfect for all kinds of business or creative websites. The template is stunning and lightning fast.

Nevia – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

Nevia business website template

This template is fully responsive and coded in HTML5, making it a good choice for portfolio and corporate websites. Its design is minimal and clean, which is a nice thing to have when you are showcasing products and projects on the web.

Delicate – Responsive Multipurpose HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

Delicate business website template

Delicate is coded in HTML5/CSS3, responsive and can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Its responsive design makes it look stunning in all devices.

Leviate – HTML5 One Page Parallax Template – MORE INFO

Leviate business website template

This template features a retina ready and clean design that is also responsive. Coded in HTML5, you can use Leviate for any creative, personal or studio purposes.

Construct – Responsive HTML5/CSS3 Template – MORE INFO

Construct business website template

This multipurpose template comes with tons of options. It contains 59 HTML pates and is fully responsive as well.

Cartel HTML5 Responsive Studio Template – MORE INFO

cartel html5 templates

This HTML5 studio template is fully responsive. It is ideal for studios, designers and photographers.

Webpaint – Multipurpose Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

webpaint html5 templates

Webpaint is a one page and multi-page responsive template coded in HTML5. Its professional and clean design can be the ideal solution for portfolio, business, personal blog and other types of websites.

Freshlook – Responsive MultiPurpose HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

fresh html5 templates

This template can be the ideal choice for online businesses. Its responsive and flexible design allows it to work on any device. It is also so easy to customize.

RT-Theme 17 Premium HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

rt-them html5 templates

This HTML5 business template includes a product showcase. It can be used for corporate, business, tour agency, product catalogue portfolio or services website.

Surreal – Responsive Parallax One Page HTML5 – MORE INFO

surreal html5 templates

This template is quite surreal and different. It has a one page parallax responsive design that will make it easy to use the parallax single page layout as well as other great features.

Revision – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

revision html5 templates

This HTML5/CSS3 template is responsive and ideal for software, blog or business website. Its modern and flexible features allow it to cope well with any situation.

Boom – Responsive Html5 Portfolio Template – MORE INFO

boom html5 templates

This is a lively HTML5/CSS3 template that will work well with any browser or device. Its responsive and fast loading feature makes it a good choice for mobile internet surfing.

AMAZE – Interactive Parallax – Responsive HTML5 – MORE INFO

amaze html5 templates

This is a parallax and unique interactive creative theme that has unlimited foreground parallax layers created with Twitter Bootstrap version 2.3.

FlexBox – HTML5 Template Responsive – MORE INFO

flexbox html5 templates

FlexBox will allow you to present your content in a professional way. The template is responsive in design and comes in wide or box version with plenty of useful features.

Blocked – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

blocked html5 templates

A complete and robust template in HTML5, Blocked was designed on a responsive and solid framework. You may find this template amazing with its configuration, extensiveness and beauty.

Outshined – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

outshined html5 templates

This is a HTML5 template that is powerful and will work perfectly on any device. Features include revolution slider, sticky navigation, 3D JavaScript slider, animated pricing tables, filterable portfolio and others.

Choco – Responsive Coming Soon – MORE INFO

choco html5 templates

This is a special HTML under construction that was designed for your particular needs. Its page structure is simple and its API is easy to use. Fonts and colors can be changed easily too.

Eventis – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

eventis html5 templates

This clean and simple site template is ideal for a portfolio showcase or business promotion. It case created with attention to details, keeping in mind the latest standards.

TYPEFACE – Minimal Typography HTML5 template – MORE INFO


This is a template that is ideal for creative business showcases. It can be customized easily and includes 4 hompage styles, 6 gallery pages and 17 pages.

Minx – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

minx html5 templates

A professional creative portfolio template in HTML5, Minx was created using the Bootstrap framework. Features include carousels, sliders, Pinterest photostream, working contact form, PrettyPhoto and lots of other useful features.

CleanBIZ – Multipurpose HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

clean html5 templates

CleanBIZ is clean, simple yet creative. It is idea for personal portfolio and business websites.  Its HTML5 power makes it easy to customize and edit.

Rekreato – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

rekreato html5 templates

This clean and simple template is ideal for creative and agency websites. Its focus is on clean typo that is presented elegantly and on displaying a great portfolio.

Royale’ Creative HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This HTML5 creative template can be used to enhance a photo or video showcase. Its page template set can provide you the ability to showcase your brand and work professionally and elegantly.

Agora HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This nice HTML5 template is a good choice for showcasing studios, creative and fashion. Its powerful full screen gallery and 13 pages will allow you to customize the template easily.

Responsy – Responsive HTML5 Portfolio – MORE INFO


This HTML5 responsive template is most ideal for portfolio and creative agency websites. It has a solid, flexible and responsive layout, which can be scaled from 1170 to 320 pixels.

Vega HTML5 Responsive Template – MÒRE INFO


This template is creative, stylish and dynamic. It can be customized easily and is very user friendly.

Smashing – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This is a really flexible and stunning theme that was created with cutting edge technology. Its features include a filterable portfolio, working contact form and parallax slider.

Perspective – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This is a HTML5 template that is perfect for all types of businesses. It is full of jQuery plugins and HTML shortcodes such as tabs, sliders and accordion.

Lab HTML5 Template – MORE INFO


This a HTMl5 template that is W3C valid and user friendly. It was created by people that pay attention to details and visual browsing. You can adapt this template to all types of businesses as a portfolio or magazine.

Qreator – Corporate HTML5 template – MORE INFO


This template will allow you to change almost anything.  You can set up color or create your own design with CSS. Features include Google web fonts, 5 preset homepages and others.

Free HTML5 Templates

VividPhoto HTML5 and CSS3 Template (free) – MORE INFO


This stunning HTML5/CSS3 template is perfect of showcasing image portfolios.

Deliccio Html5 Theme – MORE INFO


This nice looking template is in HTML5. It is ideal for restaurant and food websites.

GreenStudio Html5 Theme – MORE INFO


Another nice HTML5 template down can be used by creative studios for free.

Folder (free) – MORE INFO

folder html5

This is a HTML5 template and portfolio theme that is responsive and free.

NeoArts (free) – MORE INFO

Neoarts Html5 Theme

This elegant and modern template has been created for studio and design websites. It includes an all in one page that has an animated theme.

Responsive Brownie (Free) Html5 Template – MORE INFO


A free and responsive template that is in HTML5, Responsive Brownie can be used for free in portfolio and business websites.

Muro (free) HTML5 Template – MORE INFO

muro html5 template

This is a free web template that is designed brilliantly. Its features include 7 page layouts, jQuery functionality and 3 different skins.

LEFT HTML5 Theme (free) – MORE INFO


Left was created with HTML5 and provides more than six page layouts. It also includes a unique skin system.

Please join the conversation!

Feel free to add your suggestions and comments below and please share this list with your friends and colleagues.

Author : Anders

Anders is Co-founder of Tripwire Magazine. He is into WordPress topics, Web design, Web-development and also interested in SEO and Online Marketing. He has started Splashmagazine.com and he’s also writing for other blogs. Anders is a passionate blues musician and a family-man, as well.

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Rekha September 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

Great collection! I have also created an free responsive template using html5. Please check at http://blog.entheosweb.com/freebies/free-eye-catching-yellow-and-blue-dreamweaver-responsive-website-template


Lars September 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for sharing Rekha


Denver Website Design Company August 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

It’s really good quality and informative theme template .


ev aksesuarlar? August 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Thank you for sharing and expression


shahanth August 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

This is a very informative post. There are a lot of people who are surely going to look up for the same. Well done!


Ducktoes August 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

That MY FOLIO template is gorgeous. Very sleek, very modern, very intuitive. Thanks for the collection, these are all wonderful!


XeBii August 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

is there any free template?


Newcastle Tourist Information August 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

Have you got any templates that are more formal, say, like the BBC website. I am looking for a template for a news website.


City Newcastle.


Webbier August 8, 2013 at 9:20 am

Web designing is totally based on creativity and knowledge. Your onpage work on a webpage and content affects the site’s ranking. on page factors affect a lot to a website when we discuss the points on ranking.


website design August 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

Thank you for this wonderful collection of HTML templates. Templates like Smashing -Responsive,Lab and vivid greatly reduces its development cost along with its maintenance. I was not aware of cartel theme . Good to know that three dimensional photographs can be made through these themes.Keep up the good work.


website design new york August 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

Nice post,u have given a great html5 templates.This list can help for the people who all are looking for it.


Nannette August 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Hi there everyone, it’s my first go to see at this site, and piece of writing is genuinely fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these types of posts.


Supriya Ghosh August 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

Good job Mr. Anders. The post was really exciting.



jerralyn August 5, 2013 at 6:20 am

Amazing! All are nice template and very urgent content, thank you for sharing this.


Sitebee August 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

Great selection of templates to choose from there. I`m looking for inspiration for some landing pages I have to create for a few clients.

Can I ask a question?

How come this post is dated 21st July 2013 although some of the comments are dating back to October 2012


Anders August 2, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Hi Sitebee
Thanks for giving us feedback.
The answer to your question: I have recently updated the article with new fresh templates.
Kind regards


Vinutha July 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Hi there!
A friend referred this site to me as I wanted to create a portfolio website (inspired by google sites). I am good with Photoshop and a bit of Adobe Illustrator and that’s about it. Are the templates easy enough for a person with my limited skills to edit them? A quick instruction guide maybe helpful for beginners like me.



Ducktoes Web Design July 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Very informative, thanks for sharing!


Website Design Hyderabad July 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Great article….. Thanks for sharing..


Website Designer Minnesota July 20, 2013 at 8:07 pm

This is a very informative post. There are a lot of people who are surely going to look up for the same. Well done!


Amrinder Singh July 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

This is very nice site


afp July 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

Thank you so much


Michael - Web Design July 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for posting this! You have a nice collection of templates that I would very feel very comfortable using. Appreciate you posting these. All look like very nice templates.


nicholas June 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Hi I just downloaded ur free template . thanks :) just need to know is it contact form working ? im new for website



jagrut khiroya June 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

nice one its nice post…html 5 is really helpfull one…..


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Michael May 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Thanks for compiling the list of HTML5 templates. I’ve yet to dive into it and learn what’s changed, but if I can create great sites like this, then why not? We’ve used the porto style on internal projects before and it was incredibly easy to work with.


Shakespeare May 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hello, nice list. Would you consider adding our new template to it? We’d really appreciate it. Thanks and have a nice day.



Sohail Ahmed May 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

nice post:-)
Wonderfull theme collection


jagrut khiroya May 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

thank s for the nwonderfull collection of html5 templates. its gone to be helpful to me a lot thank you


Diseño Web Medellín May 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Thanks, excelent post.

Nice Colletion.


Surrey Web Design May 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

Yeah, HTML5 added some impressive features in web development. The HTML5 Templates you have shared in this post are pretty useful and unique, so I would like to use one of them for my net project.


vick April 13, 2013 at 6:53 am

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[HTML Color Examples](http://www.willvick.com/HTML/HTMLExampleColor.aspx)

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sandy April 8, 2013 at 6:07 am

Thanks for sharing this useful information!


Billyboy March 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm

It does not state anywhere that these templates are “FREE” (as in free to do whatever you want with), why are people assuming that they are?

You can download some of them ditrectly to play with and learn but if you inted to use them they require paying for. It clearly states this on each of the templates sites.

Do your research correctly first regarding useage rights with any template/s.

There is a BIG hint above in blue text starting “Disclosure:”


Web Design Liverpool March 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm

i agree with sagar all the niceones you have to pay a premium


Sagar Ganatra Sgb.co.in February 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Awesome i love white neat and clean beautiful templates but all are paid :(


tesetturabiye February 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

It would be very usefull if there was a tutorial on how to convert one of these for Drupal. There aren’t so many good templates for Drupal


Tyka May 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Not sure what about other templates here, but I know that one of these is available for Drupal as well. 😉


Pawan February 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Thanks, wanted for my new site.


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Orlando Sanford January 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

With HTML5 you can stream audio and video without no need of third party plug-in such as flash.You can create player controls that are fully programmable with JavaScript.


Daniel Law December 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

Thanks for a great list of themes!


Aparupa December 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

nice post!!!!!!


Cullen William December 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

The advantages of HTML5 are many and new labels will help web developers develop amazing upcoming evidence sites without the need for exclusive plug-ins like e.g. Display.


Schüssler December 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Huhu, ich bin ziemlich begeistert über diesen Posting. Dafür will ich
mich wirklich bedanken. Sehe ich es denn richtig, dass
dies auch weiterhin den gültigen Inhalt widerspiegelt? Oder gibt es derzeit etwas Neueres?

Wenn das jetzt so ist, dann würde ich das sehr gerne mitbekommen,
wenn dies irgendwie geht. Recht herzlichen Dank schonmal!


Steve November 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Here’s another free HTML5 template that would be helpful http://css-free-templates.com/light/free-html5-template-busymode/


Galaxy October 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

These templates are just Awesome!


computer corner desk October 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Good information. Lucky me I ran across your site by accident (stumbleupon).
I have bookmarked it for later!


itechminder.com October 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

nice templates great job.keep it up and more post great and free templates .thanks a lot


Web Design Newcastle October 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

What a huge post! some great stuff in there, bookmarked for future reference.


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