This free website template was built for all of you who want a quick-loading and solid XHTML/CSS website with light use of images and a strong focus on accessibility. It works in all common browser types including mobile phones and text-only browsers.
This template has been modified from its original version by Jason Cole. It is now red and gold, instead of blue and silver.
The idea behind the design
The andreas03 template has a small file size, a simple layout for easy editing, good accessibility features and well-structured and valid markup. Five small images have been used for the design, adding only a few kilobytes to the template load size. The images are linked from the stylesheet, which means that they will not show up in browsers that does not support CSS. They can also be safely removed, since the images do not affect the layout in any way. In CSS-enabled browsers the removed images will be replaced by a background color. In browsers with no CSS support, there will be no difference.
What is 'accessibility' and why is it important?
Accessibility is about making your website available and understandable for everyone, including users with disabilities. W3 explains it in a great way at the Web Accessibility Initiative.
This template allows visitors to use the following accesskeys:
1 - Back to top | 2 - Skip to site menu | 3 - Skip to main content | 4 - Return to index.html
You can easily change these or add more accesskeys to make the site fit your needs, for example to allow easy access to each site menu link. Adding a logical tab order is recommended! And finally: the template allows browser-based font resizing, making sure that site visitors can enlarge the font size without breaking the page layout in any way.
The andreas03 template is released as completely free code, which means that you are allowed to use it for any purpose and in any way you may want to, without any obligations or limitations. I kindly ask that you leave the credit text and link (the one that says "Original design by Andreas Viklund" in the footer) since that is a nice way of supporting my template design work. But it is no requirement, just a request. Do what works best for you!
CMS and blog ports, add-ons, frequently asked questions and other related material can be found on the official andreas03 template page.