Untitled - Notepad

Notepad.exe an XHTML 1.1 web template by Bryant Smith

I have been a web developer for the past 13 years. I enjoy what I do, and so on occasion I like to create new designs and offer them for free to the public. When I got started many years ago, I always found that looking at other designers work was one of the best ways to learn proper development. So this is my way of giving back. Creating all these templates does take a significant amount of time however, any donation (however small) is always very much appreciated. (click here to make a donation.) If you need help with this template, or any other project, feel free to send me a note. Use this template however you wish, just please leave the links at the bottom.

This template was made solely to look like notepad, why would you like a web page like this... well for most businesses I'd say it probably wouldn't work. But for those of you who are a little quirky and want a webpage that will definitely get a few second looks, this is what you're looking for.

It is fully XHTML 1.1 valid (the newest, most stringent to date), the naviagation is fully functional and identical to notepad in both it's rollovers and fonts. All the fonts are the same as the real thing. Also, I designed this template so that you can easily change the icon/logo in the upper right left corner to something else. All you have to do is create a 16x16 image, and change the CSS file (directions are in the style.css)

Feel free to change the background around as well, this would probably work great with a high-res, wallpaper like background. And would probably be even more cool if the background has some desktop icons intact.

H1 Tags are the only bold elements

I really really didn't want to use any bold elements, but I figured that since most people want to use page titles I'd make the h1's bold versions of the normal text. I did this for that reason, plus it will help you out with the search engines too (SEO).