Blog > New Website Templates - Velvet & Boutique
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We’re excited to announce two new responsive website templates - Boutique and Velvet. Both these new templates provide a flexible mobile-friendly framework for you to build your website and are now available in the Design Studio.
Boutique has a clean, minimalist layout with delicate lines to define your content sections and Velvet has been influenced by a couple of our popular older templates Satin and Chrome. We have already spotted some lovely sites using Velvet and Boutique which we would like to share with you. Take a look at these websites for inspiration...
We have been chatting to Marie about her use of the Velvet template for her lovely site Flash Floozy. Flash Floozy sells beautiful unique handmade headwear and jewellery, with boho and vintage inspiration. We love the pink colour palette she has subtly used with the template and how her logo really stands out.
"I really like the Velvet template. It works well for me in many ways as I have quite a lot of categories and they fit nicely across the menu bar. It's quite understated too which means it compliments my images and makes them stand out. It looks great and is very user friendly. And since re-designing my website I've noticed an increase in traffic too!"
Check out Marie's site at http://www.flashfloozy.com/
Gold and Black Candles
Sarah runs Gold and Black Candles, based in Dorset. They make small batches using traditional candle making techniques. Each batch of candles varies according to the particular plants the bees have foraged on. We love how they have used the Velvet template with a strong colour scheme - perfectly matching the product.
"We were very happy to move to the responsive Velvet template. It gave us the opportunity to have the clean and simple design that we were looking for for and the assurance that it would be mobile friendly for our customers. The transition to Velvet was smooth and easy with just a few minor adjustments to text size and product images. We would definitely recommend this easy to use and simple template."
Check out Sarah's site at http://www.goldandblackcandles.co.uk/
We have been talking to Sarah about how she has used the new Boutique template. Photo Fairy Tales provide a lovely friendly service and truly thoughtful personalised keepsakes, from wedding gifts to gifts for the teacher. We think Boutique looks great with her crafty content!
"Working with Create’s templates is always lovely and straightforward, offering enough freedom to be creative with your design. I found working with the new Boutique template just as user friendly, and I've managed to give a fresh new look to the PhotoFairytales site which now also works brilliantly on both tablets and mobiles. I found Boutique offered me the clean, light and airy look I was after, with a good-sized logo area at the top of the page and easy navigation too. And I'm rather proud of how it looks!"
Check out Sarah's site at http://www.photofairytales.co.uk/
Steve’s site shows some great bespoke Handrails & Staircases by Anthony Clemens. Beautifully designed, geometrical stairs, wreathed and curved handrails. Bespoke Hand Rails site is showing off the Velvet template with elements of wood, and the stairs in the logo really pulls the layout together.
"I have just moved my website over to the responsive template - Velvet, and am very happy with the layout on all devices. I found the template very soft and pleasing to look at, and easy to configure to match my brand. As with any web designer tool, you need to re-design your layout a little, however it only took me a few hours to get a attractive look. I have already experienced an improvement in the effectiveness of my advertising, since moving over to this design."
Check out Steve's site at http://www.bespokehandrails.com/
Bubble Boo are a family business who make unique and attractive products from their workshop. Products are crafted from recycled materials, creating wonderful handmade jewellery and personalised items. Products are traditionally made and tailored for each person and we love how they have tailored Boutique to fit their strong branding and style.
"The ease of use and flexibility of design made Create the obvious choice for our online store and the template Boutique is a perfect fit for our brand. After trialling a number of templates for a short time, Boutique was an instant fit for the look and feel I wanted for our brand and products. The template allows me to use our logo just how I want."
Check out Steve's site at http://www.bubbleboojewellery.co.uk/
Are you using Velvet or Boutique for your website? Share your website in the comments below - we would love to see how they look. If you're interested in this and the other mobile-friendly website templates we provide take a look at our HelpCentre Guide on "Responsive Mobile-Friendly Templates" for a list of more layouts available for Create users.
As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact your Account Manager who will be more than happy to help!