Template Customizations – Hooray For the January Winners!

You may have heard that earlier we announced a great contest – Share Your Template Customizations and Win A Free Template! And we are glad to inform you that today is a great day because we are ready to unveil the names of our lucky winners and show their great customization works.

Actually it was really interesting to check out all the good stuff that you’ve sent us – there is no better fun for TemplateMonster¬†than just surfing trough live websites that are based on our templates. This is a great experience for our team because we can see live results of our work and make many useful conclusions. It is a great opportunity to see the world of web design from another point of view – the point of website¬†owners. So let’s start summing up the results of January 2010!

#5. Andres Betancourt


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Comments from the author:

I originally like this template because in its main landing page it displays the gallery, with the option of maximizing the size of your art work characteristic which I wanted my site to feature. Adding to this the cool transitions from page to page. What I did was to create an intro page using my logo that now covers the entire site with a transparency, I also minimize the amount of gallery pieces from 32 to 16 changing the overall look of the gallery.

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#4. Asem Alhaji

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Comments from the author:

First of all I tried to place the logo, it fit in the right side better than the left one, Then I changed the height of the sections.
This include changing the height of the flash menu beside changing the content of it.

The next steps was as follow
- change the colours of the template to match the logo.
- choose the main images for each page
- create a flash object for the homepage and for some other pages
- design the inner pages.
- redesign the footer to add an advertisement and form to subscribe to newsletter.

Final step was to align the template to the middle, push it little bit down and put a background colour.

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#3. Alison Wong (that’s a 40% discount by the way)

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Comments from the author:

I made the following customizations to the PSD template:
- Replaced logo with my own
- Changed the icons and text on the left-navigation
- Changed the tagline in the big picture of the clock
- Changed the color scheme from green to blue and light pink in order to match the logo
- Changed the icons and text on the green strip running across the center of the page
I also made some customizations to the WordPress files themselves. Namely, wherethere there was a green color, I changed it to blue.

The customization process was not that difficult. It was a matter of changing the templated color scheme to match the colors in the logo. For the most part, this was accomplished by adding effects to the layers. I also had to search for appropriate icons to use.

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#2. Waine de Groot (50% discount)

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Comments from the author:

We did a lot of work on this site. We loved the original for its fun factor. Took away the bounce to make it a little more slick. We are pleased the owner of the restaurant really loves the site.

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#1. Osvaldo Schaukoski Jr – that is the winner of a 100% free website template from Template Monster!

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Comments from the author:

I had to change the 3D transition, although I liked better yours. It would be great if you would also provide the source of your 3D animations so we could use our client’s logo. Pixel fonts are very beautiful, but most of my clients prefer fonts bigger and easier to read.

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Our congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to all those wonderful people that took part in our contest – we really appreciate that :-)
We only ask to allow us a couple of days to deliver the prizes, they’ll be there on Monday.

And you know what, this event has inspired us and we decided to continue this good tradition – so your customizations are welcome for the February edition of our contest!

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