Version 1.3 (26.08.2012) – Scroll down for changelog
Themax is a responsive, clean, simple, portfolio & blog oriented theme suitable for almost any kind of business. The theme is specially designed to focus on content and surprise the user with soft styled elements and smooth, subtle effects (powered by CSS3 or jQuery). The primary colors used are blue, grey and black specially chosen because of their visual influence on the user, blue makes the user safe and secure (good if you want people to trust you), black is powerful and wealthy (good if you want people to spend money) and grey (in combination with blue) has a calming philological effect on the user.
Regarding the site structure, the layout has a fixed width of 960px except of the slideshows which have a fixed size of 1200×400px. The footer background design also has an width bigger that the rest of the site, but this one does not affect the content, only the visual design. As you can see the footer has a relatively more complex design than the rest of the site, mainly because the user attention is focused more and more on this part of the website. The reason for this layout difference is that a bigger element on the front page always attract attention and gives a sense of greatness. Please continue reading about the main features of the theme.
The theme is completely responsive and optimized for mobile devices. Tested on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle. To test it please resize your browser. The slideshows are also responsive and supports touch navigation. The only one who is not completely responsive is the carousel slider.
Light & Dark styles with multiple slideshows
The theme has 2 built in styles (light/dark) and has the possibility to create your own personalized style with the ease of style builder. This 2 styles are completed by no more than5 slideshows, completely customizable and with the possibility to attach video. Each slider has its own set of features and can be customized in the theme control panel. You can select the slider animation, caption, external link, choose how many posts to display, choose to enable/disable the autostart feature, navigate with mouse wheel and much more.
Extensive homepage modules and styles
You have the possibility to display anything you need on the homepage due to the 11 modules that compose the page. Each module is configurable via the theme option and for the primary modules you have the option to rearange their order via an drag and drop system. Besides the multitude of features you have the possibility to display as your homepage the blog or portfolio layout while maintaining the slideshow and headline section. So if you just want to have a blog choose the blog homepage, if you want to have a portfolio choose the portfolio homepage. Quick and easy.
Multiple portfolio and blog templates
The theme is packed with no more than 6 portfolio and 4 blog templates giving you extensive flexibility on how to display and comment your projects. The portfolio templates are all filterable and can be customized from the admin panel. You have the possibility to select from 1 up to 4 columns layout, a 2 columns + sidebar layout and a 3 columns + sortable feature as a sidebar. Also, you can choose how many posts to display and add a page headline.
The blog templates supports post formats, featured image, possibility to add the short description via the excerpt field and post meta. You have the possibility to select from a full width layout, 2 column layout, 1 column + 2 sidebars and a masonry layout with the possibility to sort the posts by: category, tag and year (this is a nice one).
Multiple general templates
Of course extra templates cannot be left out. So, this theme has special layouts for: services, team, testimonials, tour, image gallery and sitemap. All these page templates have specific options and can be customizable via theme options or custom post options
Specific theme widgets
Themax has a total number of 12 custom developed widgets, from which 4 of them are specific widget for: services, team, testimonials, portfolio
- Contact Form Widget
- Twitter Widget
- Flickr Widget
- Shortcodes Widget(has a button that opens the shortcodes panel, so you dont have to leave the widgets panel)
- Follow us Widget
- Single testimonial Widget
- Recent posts with Thumbnail
- Popular posts with Thumbnail
- Services posts
- Team posts
- Testimonials posts
- Portfolio posts
Powerful admin panel
None of these features cannot be possible without a powerful admin panel. This is the main administration panel and you can customize all the design, structure and functionality of the theme. You have options for slideshows, social media, logos, seo options, color styles and typography.
Visual style builder
The theme has a style builder section inside the main administration panel, this means that you can create unlimited color variations, as well as multiple typography variations.
Visual shortcodes panel
Regarding the shortcodes section you don’t have to worry about all that code you need to insert into the editor, the theme has a visual shortcode panel where all the shortcodes have their own subpanel. Besides that you have the code for all of theme underneath each shortcode in the theme preview.
Please find bellow all features of the theme.
- Black & White version
- HTML5 (Valid) & CSS3 animations
- Responsive design (Mobile, Tablet and Desktops supported)
- 5 different slideshows (Inka, Thebox, Carousel, Camera, Elastic)
- 3 different homepage versions(modules, blog, portfolio)
- Over 80 shortcodes and shortcode generators (view the shortcodes drop down)
- Drag & Drop homepage order
- Custom sidebars (define your custom sidebars everywhere in the site)
- SEO Optimized
- Extensive theme options
- Built-in contact form
- Blog post formats
- 12 custom widgets (recent portfolio posts, services posts, team posts, contact form, follow us and many more)
- Styled pages for:
- 4 Different blog templates (1/2/3 columns, masonry layout)
- 6 Different filterable portfolio templates (1/2/3/4 columns, 2 col with sidebar, 3 col with filterable sidebar)
- Video and audio support (vimeo, youtube,Self Hosted Video & Audio - powered by shortcodes)
- Extensive documentation
- Lots of different extra page templates, for different purposes like: career page, gallery page, testimonials page, team, etc.)
- Translation Ready with a .po file
- Unlimited portolios
- Multi level dropdown menu
- Cross browser compatible
- Automatic Image Resizing
- Threaded Comments
- Author Box, Related Posts on post pages
- Left/Right sidebar options on default page
- Integrated twitter widget and shortcode
- Page headlines and header images
- Possibility to add shortcode directly from widget
- Psd files included
Note: Images are not available in the download folder
Copyrights & Big Thanks
ImagesThe images used in the preview are from: http://www.photodune.com/
- Arial – system font
- Open Sans
Frameworks and Plugins
Version 1.3 (26.08.2012) * Fixed admin "Disable responsiveness" bug Version 1.2 (21.08.2012) * Fixed admin "Style option" bug * Improved mobile menu on dark style Version 1.1 (16.08.2012) * Fixed contact widget comments field * Fixed twitter widget time diff function * Testimonials widget improved (supports rotating testimonials) * Small CSS bugs resolved (mainly on responsive layout) Version 1.0 * Initial release