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FamousThemes says

1. Page builders:

Advantage: easier to understand and use than shortcodes by the user, if they are well explain in the HELP file, or video tutorials.

Disadvantage: takes more time to build one, and will load the theme with some extra files

2. Shortcodes:

Definitely NOT the ones without some editor buttons to automatically load the shortcode framework. Do not let the user to add also the frame of the shortcode manually, let him add just the content of the shortcode.

Advantage: Easier to build and edit/add new ones. Faster because of the less files added to the theme.

Disadvantage: Not very user friendly by the beginer users, that will have to arange manually the codes in the editor. But if they are well explain in the HELP file will do the job.

As a conclusion, from my point of view, either of them will work fine as long as you will create a simple logical system to add the units (shortcodes or sections of the page builder) and explain it well in the HELP files.

Also as you can see in the “forest” a simple theme with basic no custom admin options can stay in front of the ones with hundred of options :)

Regards.

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FamousThemes says

If this is a plan to rob Peerapong I am in :) .....just kidding

Waiting for your next trip in Europe Kailoon, and I would be glad to join you for a chat or have a drink or a punch, whatever…:)

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FamousThemes says

“Terminal Dosis” is one of my fav. And also “Abel”

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FamousThemes says

I live in a cute little town in Switzerland

Nice country to live :)

We agree in more “Food&Restaurant themes” , it is a niche with potential, this why it’s on our list to do as future themes. Also I think envato should start some new “Most Wanted” rewards based on niche like this one, I would jump in for sure :P

Greetings.

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FamousThemes says

Hi kailoon,

Just did it too 2 weeks ago.

I say go with kneeling too, it’s a must in this situation :P

Also take her to a breathtaking place, I did it on an island, on a small empty beach. I have told her to get my camera from a bag to make some photos and in the bag was a small box with the ring. She found it and after just some simple words about “spending the rest of our lives together…” :)

Congratulations for you both (you and her) and Happy Birthday!

Regards.

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FamousThemes says

6000 ? That’s huge. Congrats. Your main website must have a lot of traffic over 20K daily I guess :)

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FamousThemes says

Just sent you an email also. Some really great photos you have there.

Thanks :)

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FamousThemes says

-HINTS-

Hello i buy a fair few themes so i though i would tell you what i would look for in the health and beauty theme, i have in my time converted a few themes from here into theme

List of Do’s Price lists (most beauty/dentists etc tell visitors there prices, keep them simple as the have loads of items they sell )

Simple Email booking calendar

Testimonials, (we used custom posts and a front end form for the user to submit)

portrait galleries work best as most are head or body shots (we added a before and after gallery once looked good if done right)

Groupon Mad, they all do groupon we used a plugin for this so the client could add there own deals

Facebook is really big with them, hairdressers and beauty saloons all have them

Dont’s (in my opinion)

Minimalist: most clients didn’t link the minimal white look Icons for services dont work – pics work well tho Large wide banners we found didnt work very well, as images are hard to source as most need people in them

good luck all

Thanks for the tips. Working right now on a health related design, and I will sure include some of your suggestions.

Regards.

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FamousThemes says

I think I will jump in on this one.

I really like niche themes. I think I’ll go for a dental/ clinic/ doctors, related to Health domain theme.

Let the game begin :P

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FamousThemes says

Hi,

IE8 is wors than IE7 . I had some similar problems a few while ago when testing websites. You will have headaches trying to understand how IE is working :)

With IE9 thing are a little better.

Regards.

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