A very interesting name for a template. I really like it.
Okay, so the template is very clean and very simple. As the designer “Michael David” says, this template is based upon the default/basic phpld installation template. I am not very sure if that true, coz the template looks lot better than that default installation template.
As for colors, i think it’s a nice change to have a mix of shades of brown and white. Was pretty bored with the usual blue that is pretty common in majority of templates. The colors are well thought of. However i still ain’t satisfied with that red logo. Kind of seems weird. But of course you will be able to change it, if you don’t like it either. Rest all i think falls pretty well. The font size and stylke are good. Overall, a pretty simple, yet modern, yet nice n clean template.
I bet you have already seen this template named BlackPearl PHPLD Template. This template is what we are using on our complete site here at phpLD-Templates.com. 😉
BlackPearl theme is available for three major scripts of WordPress, PHPLinkBid and PHPLinkDirectory! So yes, you can get the looks of our site now by using these three theme which have been created and launched free by Ally Web Directory.
Black Pearl PHPLD Template is available for only PHPLD version 3.3.0. So for other version users, i am sorry at this point as very honestly i don’t see BlackPearl coming up for other versions. But hey i do see BluePearl coming up soon!
Most users have appreciated the sidebar quality, integration and easy to use functionality of the theme. There is lot of space for lot of things including Google Adsense advertisement units. Moreover with similar theme for wordpress, phpLD and phpLinkBid, you can get a unique feel all over your website.
WebDirectory.org.in has their skin out for you guys.
A so called lo-fi version of web directory template has been launched which actually is the same template that webdirectory.org.in has been using, except the images in the category. That’s the lo-fi version for you!
The template looks great. It works only 2 column category structure due to the category structure design/ We have a left sidebar in here which is broad enough to display banners up to 200pixels. The colors are very pleasing to eyes. A great template to go with any niche directory. It’s up to you if you want to modify it but you cannot remove or edit the footer credits to the two template providers. Neither you are allowed to redistribute it. But yes, you can modify it to suit your own needs.
You do know about the Professional template that comes default with the phpLinkDirectory version 3.3.0 script. It ‘s a blue and white colored, three column template. Although it was a good template but since everyone is using it, by default, the Professional template lost it’s glamor and like-ability.
However, All credits to Shadav, the professional template is back again.
Shadav, (Owner of shadav.info), says she was getting bored with the template, so she decided to work on it. She started changing the template colors and such was the response she got for it, there are as many as 8 different colors phpLD template, that at least i know of.
Here are 6 of the 8. You can click on thumbnails for larger screenshots.
Now for downloads i wanted to link to single page at Shadav’s site, but i really couldn’t find any. So i have given link to every single template download files.
Update: Now you can view and download the Professional template images in many more colors including the 8 above on the download page at Shadav’s site. Visit here >> Professional Template in Living Colors.
Note: Installation is pretty simple. You just have to replace/overwrite the images files in the professional template. However in midnight professional template, you have to replace the syle.css file as well.
Please Note: Shadav has done excellent work. And she hasn’t asked for anything in return. There is not even a footer link in the template. It’s would be very fair to her if at least you could thank her by linking to her site: www.shadav.info.
The template Professional is only available in phpLD version 3.3. So others please don’t even bother.