Tutorials

Creating a website using a blank template

If you are creating a new site, there is an option for a "blank" template on the Template Gallery page. You need to scroll down the Template Gallery and click Not sure? Start with a blank template.

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Once you've named your site and decided if you want to include or not include your contact information, you will now see your blank site.

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If you have already created your site and you wish to change your template to a blank one, we suggest first starting with either Super Flat or Skyline. Once you have changed your template, you can follow these steps to remove the elements so that it's a blank canvas.

1. Go to Style > Designer.

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2. If you have added a page background, this needs to be removed by going under "Colors" and clicking Page Background.
 
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3. A dialog box will open up.

4. Click Edit > No Image.
 
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5. Then, click Background Color and select None. Repeat for Foreground Color. This will remove all the color and make it white.
 
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6. Now, click Banner Background. You want to repeat Steps 3-5.
 
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7. Finally, click Content Background. Select None.
 
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8. You want to repeat Step 7 for "Navigation Background" and "Footer Background Color".
 
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There are also other templates which provide you with a plain white background as part of their background color options:

  • CleanSlate
  • BareNecessities
  • NoFrills
  • SqueakyClean
These templates can also be found by going to Style > Change Template > Free in your Sitebuilder. Hover over the template thumbnail to see the customization features available.

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