That website layout style has become very popular.
The good news is that is a Template ... a cheap one by the way!
I'm not going to make an advertisement of the company that sells it ... mainly cause I won't get any income for it!
But the are several cool templates companies out there.
So try Google.
The bad news is that they have become popular so quickly ... and that means that your website will not have a very well defined personality.
In other words: it look very cool ... but exactly as cool as hundreds of other companies that wil use that specific template.
I've been attemped myself to use them ... but so far I've preffered to make my own designs ... not so cool probably but at least they are unique.
They have become very popular but I don't think the average user has a clue that they are templates. i know I certainly did not. It wasn't after participating in the forum and looking at every single web hosting site on the net did i start to see that there are many that look the same. I don't think the casual user looking for hosting has researched seen all of the sites as much as we all have.
What do you think about it?
I would really like to hear your opinion because I do webdesign too and this is something that really concerns me when designing for my clients.
I've also seen in every SEO Advise List that we must try to have a Plain Text alternate way to navegate in our websites because Search Engines love the text links.
No, no ... we aren't here talking about Programs that generate Template but about Websites that offer hundrdes of Templates.
There are a lot of companies that offer nice Templates for reasonable prices.
some even offer free templates.
Just search for 'website templates' in www. google .com
I preffer not to mention any because I don't want to be accused of advertising them.
These Templates come usually with the HTML, PSD (Photoshop) and the FLA (Macormedia Flash) files with all the layers, fonts and objects so you can modify it.
NOTE: if you are planing to buy one of these templates and modify it and adapt it to a client and charge him some extra dollars I would advise you to carefully read the License of Agreement of the company that sold you the template.
Some might feel ok with that but some may not.
NOTE 2: I am not an expert at all when it comes to Templates. This is just what I learnt from my own experience when I found they existed and started getting interested in them.
Well, I also thought he could mean that, but since I am a webdesigner it looked to me like a too much simple question with such an obvious answer, so I thought that perhaps he was confussed and meaning something else.
Sorry if I didn't get it the first time.
MY NEW ANSWER:
Everyone feels comfortable with its own package of programs but these are the ones I use (they are also written in my creative process order):
1- Paper and pencil: believe it or not all my websites start from zero working with a paper and pencil. I do not get the mouse until I have a clear idea of what I'm going to design.
2- Adobe Photoshop: too make the whole design
3- Adobe Image Ready: too cut the different slices of the image and create the first HTML document from it
4- Macromedia Flash: in case you want to ad it some Flash effects
5- Macromedia Dreamweaver MX: or other good HTML editor to finally adjust and modify the HTML code to your website.