Here is my first installment for my recent “Do more, Write Less” initiative I started for myself. I find myself constantly rewriting the same basic building blocks for my webpages and figure its about time to create a template that I can reuse to save myself time. I will post my code snippits here to not only archive them for my own use but also provided them to my visitors for free to try and help attract more traffic to my blog.
This is a free template for a webpage with a two column layout with a header and footer. This layout is very common and is used widely on the web. The template is just a basic building block for a web page and can be customized to however you see fit. One of the trickier things I find myself having to figure out over and over again is the sticky footer. This has also been included in the template and should work in all browsers. I have also included the basic template for the CSS which should probably be pasted into an external style sheet for bigger sites. This template is free to use in any way you like and can be used for personal, commercial, or any other type of project. Let me know if you find anything that does not work. Right click on the link below to download the free template (You may have to view source and then copy/past the HTML into a new file if your browser will not download the HTML file).
Free Website Template 2 Columns with Sticky Footer
Something occurred to me today that is likely quite obvious to seasoned professionals but I really never gave it much thought. Over the past few years I have started numerous website projects. They usually are a significant undertaking and require lots of time to complete(seems like I rarely finish them). The thing I realized is that on each one I always start from scratch. When I have an idea to make a website I will create a brand new text document and start from building from there. I never save a template or code snippets to reuse. I have to reinvent the wheel every time and it is taking me a lot of time.
My Idea is that I need to start reusing some of my code and writing/developing it in such a way that my work can be useful for other projects. I think it may take a bit more effort initially to do this, however in the long run it could save me countless hours. I am positive that as soon as my current project is completed (hopefully I will finish it someday)I will just come up with yet another one to start. If I already have some of the building blocks ready to go this greatly increase the odds of me finishing and decrease the amount of time it will take. In the end I hope this will enhance my ability to monetize my various online efforts. I think the best place to archive some of these snippets is right here on my blog. I am almost positive that closely follows this blog yet, but if there is or when you do come (hopefully) you can expect to see some of my templates and code snippets coming. Best of all is I intend to release them all free to use for any reason.