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The Best Free & Premium Under Construction & Coming Soon Pages

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If you’re redesigning your current website or creating a new one, then you may want to consider using an Under Construction or Coming Soon page for your site.  While I don’t recommend using an Under Construction page for a long period of time for a redesign (I think it’s best to develop the new site on a different URL and launch it when it’s completely finished), it can be a useful tool when your site is down for maintenance.  If you’re creating a new site, you may want to use an Under Construction or Coming Soon page that enables visitors to enter their email addresses to receive updates on the new site’s progress.

I’ve found 11 of the best free and premium Under Construction pages for you to choose from, and all of them can be customised to meet the needs of your website!

Coming Soon Under Construction 03 4 Skins

coming soon under construction 03 4 skins website template

This coming soon/under construction template features a working PHP submission form with autoresponder, cross-browser compatibility, 4 preset skins, a progress bar, a countdown timer, and more.

Easy Coming Soon with Pie Chart, 10 colors + Bonus

easy coming soon with pie chart website template

This coming soon template includes 10 colour variations for you to choose from, a working Ajax newsletter form, cross-browser compatibility, Cufon font replacement, a pie chart to show progress, and more.

Launchpad for WordPress

launchpad free coming soon wordpress theme

This free coming soon template offers a simple design, FeedBurner integration, a theme options page, and more.

OUR TUTS Site Under Construction

our tuts site under construction free coming soon website template

This free under construction template comes with a jQuery slider, Twitter and Facebook icons, a working PHP email subscription form, a jQuery countdown script, cross-browser compatibility, and more.

Changing Room for WordPress

changing room free coming soon wordpress theme

This free coming soon/under construction WordPress theme has FeedBurner RSS and email support, 2 colour schemes, easy customisation options, and more.

Under Construction (With BALLSY Progress Bar!)

under construction website template

This under construction template features Twitter integration, a progress bar, a simple design, and more.

iConstructive

iconstructive under construction website template

This under construction template includes 5 background options for you to choose from, a jQuery countdown plugin, an image rotator, and more.

UnderCon for WordPress

undercon free under construction wordpress theme

This free under construction WordPress theme offers a simple black and white colour scheme, an email subscription form, and more.

Circo Under Construction HTML Page

circo under construction html website template

This under construction HTML template has 4 custom fonts, a working email subscription form, a jQuery countdown script, a clean design, and more.

DigitFlip, UnderConstruction With Twitter

digitflip under construction website template

This under construction template features a jQuery countdown, Twitter integration, cross-browser compatibility, red, green, orange and blue colour variations, an Ajax/PHP email subscription form, and more.

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13 Comments

  1. On June 24, 2011 at 5:33 am

    sue anniston said:

    Nice and cute designs. Didn’t know there are such nice under construction pages. I’d go for the first one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. On January 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Steffi Dirndl said:

    Good list, I like the one with the twitter Image the most – looks cute and friendly

  3. On November 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    website laten maken said:

    Good examples! Some creativity is needed to extract a visitors attention on a coming soon page 🙂

  4. On October 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Waterontharder said:

    Very nice to read. I always follow this blog. Good article. I’ve just read the SEOMoz article “Web developer” is talking about, regarding the Disney situation, and it’s recommended reading! Very interesting SEO-related stuff.

  5. On September 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Webdesign Utrecht said:

    Really nice, especially the first and the last one!

  6. On August 8, 2010 at 4:08 am

    The Woodlands Real Estate said:

    I agree with you about the under construction being “SEO suicide”. I have heard read from several sources. I think it would be better to just get up some kind of content that is SEO friendly and let the site start getting indexed.

  7. On August 7, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Webdesign Breda said:

    Good article. I’ve just read the SEOMoz article “Web developer” is talking about, regarding the Disney situation, and it’s recommended reading! Very interesting SEO-related stuff. It explains why you shouldn’t use “Under construction” and instead opt for the 503 solution.

    But I have to admit: the countdown idea is very neat. I’ll give that a try sometime!

  8. On July 29, 2010 at 11:55 am

    webdesign said:

    Keep on the good job. Nice article. There’s some nice ideas here. A countdown will certainly help to keep the project manager on track! Thanks for sharing them.

    • On November 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

      addasite said:

      Thanks cat,always helpful,i like the first and the 3rd!

  9. On July 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Web Developer said:

    From an SEO point of view putting up an “under construction” message can be search engine suicide as the IT guys from Disney found out when they put up a “Disney is down for maintenance” message, Google indexed it and next thing you know the title and description in the rankings became “Disney is unavailable”! (SEOMoz talk about it here).

    A better method is to use the 503 status in the .htaccess file which tells Google that the site is temporarily down and to come back later.

    The best method is to reconfigure the domain DNS to point to a new location, but that’s a bit advanced 🙂

  10. On April 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Keith said:

    I knew a guy who put up a coming soon page on his website for a couple of months – Google punished him by removing the Page Rank and then not visiting his new sites for weeks when the new site went live. Use a coming soon page with caution!

    • On August 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      PLR Pete said:

      Google wouldn’t remove the pagerank just like that, there must have been a pagerank update while his site was parked. On top of that, I imagine he lost incoming links as well. Google won’t arbitrarily remove pagerank. If he had gotten some strong incoming links after it launched then Google would have come knocking sooner.

  11. On March 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

    The Missing Dimension said:

    There’s some nice ideas here. A countdown will certainly help to keep the project manager on track! Thanks for sharing them.