What's included with each template?
HTML files, stylesheets, and all supporting images and JS assets. Newer templates include Sass sources, and mockup/asset PSDs are also available in the event you need them. All of our templates are built on HTML5 + CSS3 and tested across all modern desktop browsers, mobile platforms (including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8), and IE8.
Do I need to know HTML and CSS?
You'll need at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to get the most out of our templates. If you've never worked with either of these before don't worry – there are plenty of excellent resources out there to help you get started:
Or if you have and you just need to brush up on your skills a bit:
What should I use to work with these templates?
Pretty much any text editor will do the trick (yes, even Notepad if you're a Windows user). However, a dedicated code editor will make your life much, much easier:
And while not entirely necessary, it doesn't hurt to have a decent image editor around to deal with anything image-related that might come up:
Are stock images included?
Nope. While we use stock images in our template demos (courtesy of the amazing Unsplash), downloadable versions only include simple (though arguably still quite pretty) placeholder images. Having said that, if you're in need of some awesome stock imagery that will go great with our templates, definitely check these out:
How do I get contact forms to actually work?
The simplest way to go is Formspree, which is an awesome (free) service that's quick to set up and doesn't require any additional JS or server-side code to work. Alternatively, if you'd rather host the form's code on your own server (and it supports PHP), these tutorials will walk you through the process:
How much is a plan?
Plans start at $19 for a 3 month subscription. You can also pick up longer plans that pack a slightly better deal ($29 for 6 months, or $49 for 12 months). All plans are non-recurring and won't renew automatically, allowing you to renew at your convenience (and even switch to a different plan if you like). Prices are in US dollars.
What does each plan include?
Download access to all of our templates (which includes a license to use anything you download), access to any new templates we release, and email support if you get stuck or need help with something.
How can I pay?
Via PayPal or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club). All credit card transactions are securely processed via Stripe and we do not store card information.
Can I really keep using anything I've downloaded even if I decide not to renew my subscription?
Absolutely. Subscriptions are only needed for continued access to downloads, new releases and support. If at any point you decide you don't need any those, simply let your subscription expire and keep using anything you've already downloaded – your license to use them never expires.
I'm a student or non-profit organization. Are there any discounts available?
Possibly. We don't have any formal discount arrangements in place but hey, we're pretty flexible, so send us an email and we'll see what we can work out.
If I run into a problem, how do I get help?
What am I allowed to do with these once I've downloaded them?
Quite a bit. Our license doesn't put a limit on how many sites you can build with a given template, and that also extends to sites you build for your clients (if that's something you happen to do). So to summarize, you can:
- Use them to build as many of your own sites as you like.
- Use them to build as many sites for your clients as you like (and for however many clients).
- Continue doing all of the above even if you choose not to renew your subscription.
What am I NOT allowed to do with these?
While our license is pretty flexible we do have to draw the line somewhere. We define that "somewhere" as "anything that may negatively impact what we're doing here", so that includes (but is not limited to):
- Reselling them or giving them away (modified or unmodified).
- Building derivative works based on them (eg. converting them to themes for a CMS) and attempting to resell or give those away.
- Including them as part of an online site builder.
- Bundling them with another product or service and selling or giving that away.
Do I have to link to, credit, or mention Pixelarity anywhere on the sites I build with these?
Nope. Not at all.
My subscription expired. Does the license still apply?
Yup. So long as you use our templates in accordance with its terms, your license remains completely valid even if your subscription expires.
So who's behind all this?
Pixelarity is a project created and maintained by AJ, a designer/developer based out of Nashville, TN and the guy behind HTML5 UP, Skel, and a few other random projects. He's supported on the coding front by Eduardo (an incredibly talented web developer) and occasionally on the design front by Rafi (an incredibly talented designer and budding developer). Pixelarity is owned by Vertex9, a small outfit he co-owns with fellow Nashville designer/developer (and longtime collaborator) Doni.
What is HTML5 UP, and how is it related to Pixelarity?
HTML5 UP is a small, Creative Commons-licensed collection of AJ's responsive template designs. Since the CCA license requires attribution (which, in HTML5 UP's case, means visibly crediting it wherever a template is used), Pixelarity offers commercially-licensed, attribution-free versions of (almost) everything at HTML5 UP for situations where giving attribution isn't really feasible or preferable.
I'm using a template from HTML5 UP. If I sign up with Pixelarity, what happens to it?
You now own a commercial license to use it, which means you can (if you like) "switch" to the commercially-licensed version by simply removing the "HTML5 UP" attribution/credit. And because a subscription to Pixelarity gives you a commercial license to use any of the templates we offer (including those from HTML5 UP), you can naturally do this for any other instance where you've used (or will use) an HTML5 UP template.
Note: Switching to the commercially-licensed version of an HTML5 UP template means you're now subject to Pixelarity's license. As its terms are a bit more restrictive than that of the CCA, please read it before doing so to ensure your use case will be compatible.