I think just like the hamburger menu you mention, there are many other “trends” that theme designers follow that I would love for them to steer away from. Also, I don’t think it’s a “trend” from real, working sites out there but more of a trend from other theme designers. I think what happens is that a few start implementing these features, then the rest all copy them. It’s a snowball effect. —Oh and I agree that the hamburger menu is a mobile-only UI design. It should not appear on a desktop display, especially the bigger and wider the screen resolution, the sillier it looks.
Why is it that 95% of the templates here have a loader animation when you go to the pages? What is that all about? Is this Bootstrap? I never see this when I surf the web on real sites, yet I see them on almost all of the templates here. Shouldn’t theme builders design stuff that reflect what’s out there?
Take for example this site: http://zangsfilms.com/ – No loading. You click on a page and “boom!” you’re there. Simple. Yet it seems like nobody is designing templates likes these anymore.
If anyone knows of a template category that doesn’t have these lag add-ons and are not trying to incorporate every little function available out there, please let me know!!
thanks and sorry for the ranting
Hi there Themeforest (Envato)!
I propose you create an advanced search option where you can filter out results.
Example: I am searching for a Business template but I don’t want Parallax or One Page since this seems to be the trend lately but it really doesn’t work for many people.
So I would go into this filter section and select what I want:
Category: [X] Business
Features: [X] HTML5 [ ] One Page [X] Muti-Page [X] CSS3 [ ] Parallax [ ] Responsive [ ] Bootstrap
Is it me or is every single theme lately a One-page Parallax theme. For god-sake they all look the same. They are SO BIG! I mean, some look nice and all but not all of my clients are Photographers (actually, none of them are).
- What ever happened to smaller, boxed themes. You know, Minimal designs? which by the way, when I search for Minimal, I find them tagged as minimal but they still have SOO MUCH!, I know I can remove some of these and customize myself but, I don’t know. I guess I just needed to vent a bit -- Oh, feels much better!