Guru Review #2: 10 Xcelsius Template Websites you can’t live without!

Ever wonder where you can find some of the best Xcelsius templates on the web? Well look no further. Below we list and review the top 10 Xcelsius template websites we’ve seen online! While most of them do not contain downloadable source files, they are a great place to gain inspiration and ideas for dashboards in any industry!

Note: While most are in 4.5, we gained word that some of the sites will soon post their Xcelsius 2008 versions. We’ll keep you posted!

Analysis Factory Website#1 Analysis Factory Templates – For the Xcelsius innovator and designer this gallery is certainly one of the finest on the web and guaranteed to spark a few design ideas! It’s our #1 pick for flawless dashboard design and rendering! Like you, we were wondering how they get those cool designs?

Analysis Factory was nice enough to tell us that they have an in house designer who updates their original Xcelsius designs in Photoshop and then imports them into their models utilizing the image component, giving them that professional, polished look!

They also have 3 nice templates that they sell to the public that can be viewed here. (We recently learned that they are in the progress of upgrading their Xcelsius 4.5 templates to Xcelsius 2008. We’ll keep you posted….)

#2 Inverra Dashboard Demos – Patrick Quirk is a great guy and is the owner of Inverra. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of innovation in these dashboards! While they are NOT downloadable he has a variety of Xcelsius dashboards in different industries to look at! Great place to get a few ideas.

#3 IT-Performs Xcelsius Demos – For anyone seeking the old Xcelsius 4.5 templates we think we found most of them on this website plus a neat ones that are definitely worth looking at! (We’ll see if we can get some of those source files for you a bit later on.)

#4 Ryan Goodman’s Downloadable Blog Templates – While not highly focused on the design, Ryan Goodman’s Xcelsius 4.5 & 2008 templates are nicely categorized. What’s nice if that most of them have an associated article explaining how he built them! OH, did we mention they are also DOWNLOADABLE?

#5 Xcelsius WordPress Downloadable Templates – For those seeking to download a few of the original Xcelsius 4.5 template source files this is for you (click here for steps on how to import to Xcelsius 2008)! Be sure to also check out some of the author’s dashboard work here.

#6 BOBJ Xcelsius Templates – While we are a bit disappointed that they removed most of the Xcelsius 4.5 templates, and made the source files for the new Xcelsius 2008 ones non-downloadable, the official Xcelsius 2008 template website is a great place to start.

#7 Xcelsius for Dummies Gallery - Michael Alexander the author of ‘Xcelsius for Dummies’ did a great job here of providing videos with step by step instructions on how to build these Xcelsius 4.5 templates. Very easy to learn and understand. Great for beginners!

#8 Xcelsius Journal 2008 Templates – Rated as #8 due to the number of templates available, this is one of the only places with Xcelsius 2008 templates on the web. Non-downloadable, Loren Alexander does a great job of displaying the capability of the software.

#9 Xcelsius Best Practices Sample Xcelsius Templates – Rated as #9 due to their overall lack of design, Loren Alexander again presents some interesting ideas on how to build a dashboard in Xcelsius 4.5.

#10 Dashboard Spy – This is an anonymous blog with sneak peeks of corporate dashboards that would otherwise be non-viewable to the public. Its great to see what other companies are doing. This is one you should definitely bookmark as it is updated daily with all kinds of Xcelsius and non-Xcelsius dashboards!

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3 Responses to “Guru Review #2: 10 Xcelsius Template Websites you can’t live without!”

  1. Margaret says:

    This was very helpful. I didn’t realize there were so many template sites on the web. Thanks!

  2. Egor says:

    Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  3. Mico Yuk says:

    Very customized WordPress.

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