The Almet responsive WordPress theme is pretty sick, HTML5 at its finest. The Revolution Slider is incredible in itself, allowing the user to customize animations on top of animations on top sliding pictures. Although it may be a little funky for those of you still using older versions of Internet Explorer I’m sure there is some fallback options or “graceful degradation”. Some features of the Almet theme.
Almet is Responsive
Why even bother building a website if it isn’t responsive these days? Everyone and their mother is on their iPads, iPhones, Androids viewing web pages. Thew Almet theme uses CSS media queries to appropriate content and make it so what’s on the web page stays there when someone pulls it up on their phone. The main navigation menu does a nice “drop down thing” and the background image used in the demo is still visible yet subtle behing all of these elements. It would be nice though, to have a widgetized top area somewhere where you could put a phone number or email (call to action) so it pops right up when viewing on a phone (shrink this site).
The Almet Theme on an iPad
No that we’ve established the responsiveness of Almet theme let’s take a look at some of the other features.
- Advanced theme options – choose from a plethora of backend customizations that include the ability to switch many of the CSS styles without having to write any code.
- Content builder – we use one for this site and we love it. It makes it super easy. Drag and drop elements without even having to write shortcodes.
- 200 Vector icons included – this is a nice little package. Although you could argue that a lot of these could be found for free it’s still a nice add-on.
- Revolution slider – a pretty sweet way to animate a custom slideshow.
- Translation ready – good if you need an international version of your website.
I’d recommend the Almet theme to anyone who wants to make a website that can be easily edited by non-techies. the content builder is a fantastic touch that makes this possible.