If you’re looking to purchase website theme but don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you should check out Elmastudio.
For $10.00, I bought a nice theme for DarlaMcDavid.com. I was surprised by the low cost for what I think is a quality product. Other themes I looked at ranged between $30 and $100.
The high-end themes offer more features than I would use at this point in my writing life. For now, I wanted to find one that was inexpensive yet attractive, with features that were easy to use, modern, responsive (i.e., looks good on mobile devices), and customizable. I found all of this in Elmastudio’s Oita theme.
I asked a group of friends on Facebook about the devices they use for when they’re on the Web for pleasure. It’s so interesting: People are not limiting themselves to a tablet or a smart phone, a laptop or a desktop. My poll showed that many people favor one or the other, but they own at least one mobile device.
Because of this, I looked for a theme that catered to the mobile user, and this theme’s off-canvas layout did the trick for me. It’s a minimal design — the writer’s words and photos are showcased, while the sidebar and menus are hidden but easily accessed.
Of course, I’ll be installing a number of plug-ins that will make the website even more enjoyable for visitors. But credit for the overall look and feel of my site goes to Ellen and Manuel of Elmastudio, Germany.
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I appreciate your visits, and please let me know how I can help with your own website plans.