Your Web Templates
are Photoshop (PSD) files. Does that mean having Photoshop
installed on my machine is a prerequisite?
Absolutely not! It is not necessary to have Photoshop
installed on your machine because a PSD file can be opened
in various other software such as Corel Photo, Paint,
Macromedia Fireworks, JASC's Paint shop Pro etc.
Are your layouts / templates web-compatible ?
Yes, of course! All our web templates are specially designed
to be web compatible. We provide PhotoShop source (PSD)
files because of their flexibility. After customizing your
design per your requirements, the PhotoShop file is
transferred to Adobe Image. Through slicing and
optimization, the file size can be reduced to 40-60 KB and
it will be completely web compatible upon completion of this
Here are the simple instructions for accomplishing this:
Save the file in HTML format using the “save optimize”
Open the HTML page in Macromedia Dream Weaver or FrontPage
and set-up your hyperlinks.
Your site is now ready to publish
I want to compress a 2 to 4 MB Photoshop file to about
40-60kb. Can I do that?
Yes you can; however, you must first transfer the PhotoShop
file to Adobe Image Ready, where through slicing and
optimization, the file size can be easily reduced to 40-60
What do you mean by 'optimization' ?
Controlling the file-size is crucial to web designing. You
want to obtain the smallest the file-size possible without
compromising quality, in order to ensure efficient access to
your site. Through optimization, one can reduce the
file-size as required. JPEG, GIF, PNG are the different
options in which one can save the images which are smaller
in size while maintaining the quality of images.
Can I modify the layout to meet my creative standards?
Yes, you can modify the layout in any way you like. The idea
behind Layout Bank is to provide a launch pad for your
thoughts and creativity. Our ready-to-use website templates
offer you complete flexibility and the facility to add your
own photos, logos, mirror designs, add or remove buttons,
etc. You can also change the color scheme! Let your
imagination run wild!
I have chosen a template. How can I replace the 'dummy'
logo with my own logo?
Each Web template in the Layout Bank is a PSD file,
containing layers which are systematically named. You can
scan your logo or import your logo from any software like
CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator and replace the dummy in the
layer named 'logo'.
How can I locate the specific layer which holds the logo?
Simple. All the layers have been named according to their
content. The layer - with the logo - is named as 'logo'.
I am a Web-design student. How can Layout Bank help me?
Layout Bank is an ideal tutor for students of web template
designing. It offers you a unique opportunity to practice
what you learn. You can use this CD to enhance your skill
with PhotoShop while using different design and color
combinations. Layout Bank is a reference-base of web
templates, which can prove very handy for students like you.
Can I use your web templates to design a website for a
Absolutely! The whole purpose of the CD collection is to
enable Designers to design pages for personal & professional
use. The only limitation is that you cannot resell the
templates as templates and you cannot resell them as a
Is it possible to view all the templates before I begin?
A Layout Bank is equipped with user-friendly navigation
software, which makes it easier for the user to navigate
from layout to layout including an opportunity to sample the
color option. The user-friendly 'scroll' helps you navigate
the layouts, one by one, while the 'quick scroll' allows you
to 'jump' from one series of layouts to another.
Is there any way to relocate a particular template which
Tracing the templates is very easy. The source path is
clearly displayed on each panel. You can access the layout
through the panel.
What is the range of your layouts - can I use them for
say a product, service, business or industry?
Definitely! Layout Bank brings you a wide variety of
designs. Each layout contains general photos which can be
easily replaced by industry-specific photographs. This makes
the layouts truly versatile and they can be used for any
individual or business from any field or industry.