Earlier this morning, Themify announced the latest addition to its premium WordPress theme catalog by launching the all new Parallax single page theme. On the official product page, the Themify staff states that the “Parallax theme is a combination of two cool trends – parallax scrolling and single-page design. It is designed to help you to build a stunning parallax scrolling site with ease. Showcase your work and services responsively on a single page. Viewers can enjoy your beautiful content in parallax scrolling sections. Impress your visitors with fly-in elements. The theme can be used as a single-page or regular site with page URLs. Jump in the parallax scrolling trend now with Parallax theme.”
Parallax comes with a fully responsive design that can be implemented without ever having to work with any code. In fact, the feature is provided as a standard benefit of the Parallax download package and will automatically alter the layout of the content on your website to fit all screen sizes; regardless of whether your site is being viewed from a large desktop monitor or small mobile device.
The responsive layout can be tested out by going to the Parallax Demo Page and reducing the size of your browser’s window. You’ll notice that as you gradually make the window smaller, the layout changes. This is perfect for catering to visitors who are browsing via an iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy, etc.
Custom Post Types
Custom post types are a major topic of interest in the WordPress community due to how useful they are in distinguishing content and making websites appear as if they have several modules contained within a single homepage.
In the Portfolio Post Type shown in the above screenshot, you’ll notice that the function allows any webmaster to showcase a firm’s projects and lay them out in an organized format that can be easily accessed by the reader. The portfolio page can be ideal for highlighting multimedia entries as well as gallery sliders.
The Highlight Shortcode is another extremely useful tool that can give your website a professional appearance while also outlining the services your business offers. Here, you can configure icons to appear immediately above a brief descriptive section that explains just enough information to entice front end visitors to click through to see more.
The same can be said for the Team Custom Post Type which can be programmed to reveal members of your team and provide photos alongside short bios in order to feature your writers, officers, sales force, or executives prominently on the main page.
Apart from the responsive design, Parallax includes list and grid view layout options, fly-in columns, custom header image, social media icons, a choice between LightBox or PhotoSwipe gallery, custom footer text, animated back to top button, a choice between infinite scroll or paged navigation, nine theme skins, up to four footer widget columns, and support.
The price of the new Parallax theme is $39, and Themify is currently offering a buy one get one free deal for customers that will grant access to two premium downloads of the same price. There is also a club membership available for $69 that gives customers the right to download all themes marketed by Themify.
There is one issue that has been brought up by three customers who have posted on the official product page that the new Parallax download is not performing correctly on iPads. We will keep our readers up to date on how quickly this is remedied, as the new launch is marketed as being fully responsive. To find out more about the new Parallax theme, visit Themify.me.