While there are a number of reasons to use free Bootstrap themes, the biggest are that it’s easy to use and has a mobile-first approach. This makes it an excellent choice as the framework for a website builder. But it’s not just for beginners; Bootstrap is a great choice for experienced web developers, too.
Here’s a selection of some of the best free Bootstrap themes out there.
Agency is the ideal platform for showing off your work
Based on the Golden PSD Theme by Mathavan Jaya, Agency is a stylish and fully responsive single-pager designed for agencies and small businesses. Created using Bootstrap 4, it supports the latest stable releases of all the major browsers and platforms, and features custom collapsing navigation with active classes, smooth page scrolling and responsive fallback stylings.
02. 24 News
Make the front pages with 24 News
Built, unsurprisingly, with news sites in mind, 24 News is a responsive HTML5 template than can be customised to suit other businesses. Another theme built with Bootstrap 4, it comes with plenty of cool features such as parallax background images, smooth animations, multiple image and video carousel sliders and much more.
It’s a snap to create a great-looking site with Polaroyd
Elegant, simple and suitable for all manner of purposes, whether you’re after a straightforward agency site or something more corporate, Polaroyd is a great-looking and versatile Bootstrap theme with plenty of neat features. It boasts a unique animated header gallery, full screen menu and blog page templates, plus retina-ready visuals and all the cross-browser compatibility you need.
Neat is ideal for freelance designers
If you’re after a clean design to promote your design agency, portfolio or freelance business, Neat might the perfect option for you. This free HTML5 Bootstrap website template features a jQuery counter, subtle homepage animations and hero image slider to show off your best work. A .SCSS file is included in this template, making it easy to customise.
Marble is flexible enough for most applications
Made with portfolios in mind but flexible enough for just about any application, Marble features a fixed left sidebar menu that makes way for an off-canvas menu on mobile devices. And to help show off your work to best effect, it boasts smooth scrolling and eye-catching animations and fade-ins.
If you want cool HTML5 and CSS3 tricks, check out Lattes
Developer-friendly and easily modifiable, Lattes is a clean and elegant Bootstrap HTML template aimed at small businesses, agencies and creatives. Its responsive design ensures that your site will look great on any device, and it incorporates all of the cutting-edge HTML5 and CSS3 elements you want, without the need to write any code.
07. Material Kit
Create a website inspired by Google’s Material Design system
All of the interface elements in this great UI kit have been restyled to fit with Google’s Material Design system. There are 60 components as well as three fully coded example pages to get you started in this free UI kit. The $79 pro version includes 1000 components, seven plugins and 11 example pages.
Smart, modern layout
This theme gives you a modern one-page layout with subtle hover animations, gradient backgrounds and some slight, sensibly-used parallax scrolling effects. It offers four ready-to-use styles as part of the free package.
Build a company or personal site that gets straight to the point
This is a fairly classic design for a personal or company portfolio that gets straight to point and delivers a lot of information without requiring a scrolling marathon from the user. It also includes a bold call to action box.
This free Bootstrap theme has subtle scrolling animations
This free, one-page Bootstrap theme has flexible options, including custom button styles. It also includes a full-page image header banner with vertically centred content and subtle scrolling animations, which look fantastic. With rich features and plugins, it can be used as a boilerplate for your next project.
Get a fitness-type feel with this free Bootstrap theme
As the name implies, this is another one-page Bootstrap theme that offers a clean yet colourful look. Although this template has a ‘gym related theme’, it has the potential to work for other industries as well. There’s even a live typing effect in the header.
This free Bootstrap theme does exactly what it says on the tin
Great for freelancers, this one-page Bootstrap theme has a lot of features such as flat icons and fixed top navigation that collapses on scroll. Also, the font choices for this theme are easy on the eyes.
13. Pratt Theme
This theme is a nice clean example
If you’re looking for something simple to use for a landing page or coming soon web space, here’s a great template from Carlos Alvarez of BlackTie. Its demo version hosts annotated screengrabs and simple buttons that show off an app product.
This free Bootstrap theme is simple with nice transitions
Quite possibly the purest theme on the list, Magister by Sergey Pozhilov offers a beautifully simple design that’s ideal for portfolios and coming soon pages. The subtle animation between page changes gives this template a nice touch.
15. SB Admin 2
This template is great for dashboards
Another admin theme, this one includes sidebars with multi-level dropdowns and active classes. Also included is a Bootstrap chat widget and login page. This template is great for a dashboard site or web app.
This free Bootstrap theme has some neat parallax scrolling
Another one-pager from BlackTie, this free Bootstrap theme features parallax scrolling and uses Font Awesome 4.0.3. With a few modifications, this template can be used for a variety of industries.