My bad, it looks like that concern of mine has been adressed! A new era is beginning for directory themes!
Sad to see that no new theme decided to change the layout, it’s all that obsolete placement of a huge map on top, above list entries. Why is it so hard to at least give the option to show the map on the side (sidebar) while scrolling down through the list entries?
I love your contests however, I don’t love this contest.
Directories are a large part of the spam black-hat SEO techniques which most spammer utilize. We all know that black-hat is unethical and that for those of us who only implement white-hat techniques and strive to deliver high-quality campaigns this is going opening up a wave of directories and well spam.Again, love the contests. Just can’t agree with what you’re promoting. Directories have no other use than spam. Want to find something/someone or a business near you Google, Yellow Pages. No one uses random directories ….. other then for spam.
I completely disagree with this. I understand that there has been a saturation of opportunistic use of directories for an easy passive income, but I’m sure that’s fading out. Look at airbnb or Sharedesk. Are those sketchy directory websites? I don’t think so.
As you said, directories represent a huge sector and can be used both in a bad, or a good and creative way.
Very nice AloisFN.
I will also add the ability to create custom variables that could be assigned to each listing, and be presented in different ways and prioritization.
Excellent, would love to see some out-of-the-box directory themes myself, will definitely buy one right away. Most current ones are cluttered and unappealing. Please consider minimalism with design, and having a screen split between the map and the list (next to each other, kind of like sharedesk does it).
A question, when would all these new templates be available for download?