We would like to get everyones opinion on creating industry specific themes, we as a web agency find themeforest as a great resource for creating effective small websites.
However we find there is a lack of specific targeted themes to industries such as tradies (construction, electrical), finance, personal real estate, wholesalers, sports etc.
We believe there is a huge market for these themes and wanted to get some feedback from the designers/developers to see if this is something they would potentially like to create.
Most authors will agree that 99% of niche themes really don’t sell as well as something semi-generic that can be customized for a specific need. However after that being said I actually have two real estate themes, and they sell well because of the rather large market and all the specific features required. Unlike most construction sites, finance or most other niche sites, which could really fit into a generic business type theme, with a few small tweaks.
Hi – all themes / templates here are created as generic as possible so you can easily adapt to any industry. You won’t find many industry related items as the market share, although great in the real world, isn’t that large for stock items.
Most themes are easy to change the colors – upload you own logo – the content provided in themes etc is just purely for show, so just because it may be a vector illustration image, doesn’t mean you can’t swap out for say a construction image etc
There are some awesome real estate themes however that have all the bells and wistles for MLS integration, mortgage calculators etc etc
Basically try not to look at the preview content images, but more at the layout and structure and features as altering simple css or background images can be done in a few hours and get you what you need.
Hope you find that useful.
Yeah I can see where you are both coming from and what you mentioned with finding a theme with a good structure and modifying that to your needs is what we currently do.
The quality of the themes is great which makes modifying them quick and easy.
Thanks for your feedback guys, we appreciate it.