Welcome to dcarter design

dcarter design is a highly talented design team, specialising in the creation of standards compliant website templates. These templates are free to use and can provide an internet presence for small companies or individuals who want a simple, stylish, contemporary website. Read our latest blog post on 'creating a professional website'.

Website Templates

Website templates are pre designed webpages that are ready for you to update and insert your own web content. These website templates are hand written in XHTML 1.1 and CSS.

website templates
website templates
website templates
website templates

Web Standards: XHTML, CSS and Accessibility

All of these website templates are written entirely in XHTML 1.1 and CSS. This combination of XHTML and CSS ensures that the website is forward compatible, quick loading and easily customisable. Relative font sizes have been used to help aid accessibility and all of the designs can be validated (as XHTML 1.1 and CSS). For the same reasons of speed and simplicity these are uncomplicated web templates, for more highly developed projects you could try the website builder by Wix.com.

The benefits of our free XHTML and CSS templates are:

  • Separation of style from content making your site easy to maintain
  • Accessibility. Read more about it here www.w3.org/WAI
  • Speed (file sizes are smaller and load faster)
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Forward compatibility

Choosing a domain name and hosting

It can be a wise investment to acquire a premium domain name that has age and strong branding or keyword credentials. You will then need to arrange a hosting service, it is worth doing a little research and use comparison websites to find the best web hosting provider for your requirements.

Social Media and Internet Marketing

In 2016 SEO has changed more than ever before with the prominence of social networks and changes such as the Google Panda update. Websites need to embrace social media integration and gain 'likes' as well as links. For SEO, Clearwater Agency has a strong reputation.