Like any business, being successful depends on a whole slew of things. This includes paying attention to your market and competitors.
You could make a great product, but if there isn’t a demand for it then you won’t make any money. Or, if there is a demand for the type or style of product you’re providing but your competitors offer something better, then you’re in the same situation.
Here are 16 recently approved HTML Templates that have proven to be successful. Click the preview images to see the templates’ details page.
Platino – App Template by Kompulsive
This is a clean and simple template aimed at potential buyers who need to sell a product or service. The design takes a bit of a web 2.0′ish approach while keeping things very simple and clean to fit the needs of professionals. The color scheme exudes confidence and professionalism without being intimidating.
The template also provides a clean and spacious solution for product comparison which many templates don’t include. At the bottom, important information blocks are neatly placed without distracting from the primary goal of the template.
Kompulsive certainly knows how to design with professionals’ and businesses’ needs in mind.
Clean and minimal HTML Template by Guus
This template takes an approach of super simplicity. It focuses on the business brand and provides plenty of space for information. This would be an attractive template to more buyers than just professionals and businesses though because it’s so simple it would be a great for people who want to start with a good base structure and customize from there.
The basic elements are included and although providing more of the commonly used HTML elements may have helped sell this template, it has sold well already. As you can see, the market has plenty of demand for templates aimed at professionals and businesses.
This is Guus’s only template so far so I hope we see more in the future.
EZI theme by MarkDijkstra
MarkDijksra has two templates at Theme Forest so far, both of which have done well.
UltraAdmin Full Control Panel 4 Skins by OXYLUSDESIGN
UltraAdmin is an admin skin with 4 different style options. This admin skin has no shortage of content options and the sales reflect that. Not only does it provide tons of options but it looks fantastic. OXYLUSDESIGN paid a lot of attention to detail in this template and it shows.
If we take a look at OXYLUSDESIGN’s portfolio we can see this author certainly knows there is a demand for not only admin skins but other types of templates.
Corporate Business – Simple Template by jimmyme
Here we have another template aimed at professionals and businesses. It offers a clean, modern design with multiple layout and color options. Although this is aimed more towards the business crowd, its more modern design might appeal to others as well.
jimmyme is another author playing into the market’s demand of business type templates.
Atlantica by epicera
Templates from epicera have proven to sell extremely well, especially the most recent pair, Atlantica (shown above) and Dark Atlantica. Taking a closer look at the template we can see that it is a clean, high contrast design that utilizes “whitespace” very well.
This template provides a perfect example of a strong visual hierarchy all the way through, from logo to copyright information. It uses subtle graphics like the top edge of the template and several background choices as well as some stunning imagery. The typography used is what really makes this template stand out.
Dark Atlantica by epicera
epicera followed up the classic Atlantica with Dark Atlantica. The core of the template is essentially the same except this is the dark version with a more playful logo, Twitter graphics and background options. Both of these templates give buyers several background choices. This is a very simple yet effective way of giving the templates a slightly different feel to meet the tastes of more people with a minimal amount of work. Simple and effective.
epicera is an author many of us could learn a few things from to become more successful. This author’s templates target businesses and those looking for blog, portfolio, etc. type designs. They’re versatile and flexible which translates into lots of sales.
Cleanity Complete Admin / CMS Skin by onuro
As mentioned in “Tips For Creating High Selling Templates“, solving problems will keep you in business and allow you be successful especially when your solution looks great and provides a great selection of options. Take notice of the visual hierarchy and attention to detail (icons, text options, element spacing, etc.).
onuro certainly knows how to solve problems in style and this author’s portfolio lineup of templates and themes shows it.
Memex Business + Portfolio + Blog Template by system32
This template aims at more than just the people in suites. It’s professional but fun and flexible enough to work for a business, blog or portfolio. If you want an example of lots of color options, this template is it. It has 11 different color options!
system32 is another fantastic author who knows the market and provides templates and themes that are in demand.
IdealCorp, professional business theme by YA
IdealCorp is another example of an incredibly simple design focused on products and information for businesses while using a little web 2.0 looks. It uses nice soft colors that are welcoming but also confident and professional.
YA is one of our newer authors but is already proving to be successful with templates like this.
Black Folio by Devilcantburn
Devilcantburn is relatively new to Theme Forest but has quite a few items over at Graphic River as well.
Long Brown Folio by simnor
This template takes a different approach to web navigation. It’s a one page website with a fixed menu at the top. Clicking each link smoothly brings you to the section chosen. It’s a creative navigation method and the template design is simple, strong and effective.
simnor knows what the market wants and delivers “outside the box” templates that are refreshing and clever yet functional and flexible.
Clean and Black Mac Style Software Template by plentong
plentong is one of our newer authors already proving to be successful with creative and unique ideas.
Simpla Admin – Flexible & User Friendly Admin skin by ponjoh
This is ponjoh’s first Theme Forest item and has done well. Hopefully we’ll see more items from this author soon.
Business Forever – business template by tuner
Business Forever is another clean and simple template aimed at professionals and people in need of a portfolio template. The visual hierarchy of sub-pages has a nice and easy eye flow while the home page is a little more product oriented.
tuner is another author who joined Theme Forest relatively recently and is doing quite well so far.
Simple Solutions – Clean and Professional Theme by jimmyme
Simple Solutions takes a slightly different approach to website navigation making the links look like folder tabs which gives the template a nice feel. Like this author’s template shown earlier in the article, this one also provides a nice web 2.0 design aimed at businesses and creative professionals. However, this template has a slightly softer feel due to rounded corners yet also has a higher contrast color scheme making it feel nice and crisp.
Take a look at jimmyme’s Theme Forest portfolio.
Most of the templates here are aimed at the professional business crowd in one way or another and in this market, that’s what is selling quite well. However, as the Atlantica template has shown, there is a big market for creative designs aimed at bloggers, designers who need portfolios, etc.
Many of these templates take a slightly different approach to something like navigation and implement ideas that make them stand out from the crowd. These creative ideas can often be the deciding factor between two or more templates for buyers.
Although the market is obviously hot for business type templates, I encourage authors to step outside the box in their designs and experiment with new ideas. Sometimes those experimental ideas turn into a hit and sell like crazy.
If you aren’t an author at Theme Forest yet then you’re missing out! There’s never been a better time to get started and let’s face it, who doesn’t want the extra money? I mean, it’s out there, all you have to do is go get it!