I've set up over half a dozen websites between over the years for my photography and production agency. This has by far been the easiest and quickest to build while not sacrificing on usability. Everything works straight out of the box and the quick easy access pop up self help box makes any hurdle easy to jump over.
see it in action here - jamesmrowe.com
Thank you so much for the kind words.
We live by making our customers happy, so when we see this kind of reviews, we're excited. :)
I get the feeling this theme is just a milkcow. After an update, (which is rare) the update was excluded for about 2 months for buyer without support-membership. Now it is available but you have to do it manually. Besides that without membership you cant download the example which is needed for getting the theme as it is presented.
I'm sorry to hear what you think about Border theme. However, allow me to mention that updates are always available, once you bought the theme. The difference is that if you have valid support, you can benefit from automatic updates. Learn more about extending support on Envato, here. If your support expired, you can update the theme with no problem, by simply downloading it form your pixelgrade account or from your ThemeForest Dashboard, Download section.
This is the first time I'm dealing with a theme that once you don't have support service - they shut down the ability to make automatic updates.
This is a very bad way to do business for the long run, and I hope my review will help others not buying this Border Theme or any other PixelGrade Theme. This is the only way to change things, vote with your wallet.
Customer service tells me I can still update the theme by downloading the theme again and installing with the files - hello, this is 2018, it shouldn't be this way, it should be easy.
I will also send Envato email about this, this is not OK, they never told me that once the support is over I'll don't have the ability to automatically update the theme. BEWARE!!!
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. However, as I already mentioned in our private conversation, updates are not related to support period. You don't need to have a valid support in order to update the theme. If you don't have support, you can manually update the theme without any problem, just like is described in this article.
I used Border for serveral years but the theme hasn´t been updated since december 2017! Several issues don´t work any longer and I have to renew my support (pay $55!) to get help. So I just bought another theme that is amazing with much more options, quicker and more modern for half of the price of Border.
I'm sorry to hear about the experience you've had with Border theme. We didn't update the theme since December 2017 because there are no bug or important issues that we know about. I wish I knew more about the ones you've been facing.
As for the renewal, this is how any WordPress theme from Envato works, so I think it's the same for the other theme you've bought. Basically, you can use the theme forever without any problem, but if you want to get the benefit from our support, you need to have a valid support period. Here you can read more about that: https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/207886473-Extending-and-Renewing-Item-Support
BORDER is a beautiful theme, and it looks amazing on a desktop browser when everything is configured properly, but it scales so poorly on mobile devices that it's practically unusable on a tablet or phone.
It's a tedious chore to resize, crop, and re-optimize the composition of photographs to work properly with BORDER. If you're anything like me, the last thing you want is to spend hours in post with photographs which you processed meticulously for hours and hours already.
In summary, BORDER is a good theme if you have a considerable amount of time to edit photographs and image files to make everything look right—or even if you just want to cater to your desktop users and couldn't care less about how your website looks on a tablet or mobile device—but if you're short on time or have a lot of mobile hits on your website, you should probably consider other options.
Thank you for taking your time and writing your feedback about our Border theme. I'm happy to hear that you enjoy the overall experience, but let me tell you that there's something not so clear to me, with regards to how the theme looks on mobile devices. I can guarantee that Border is fully responsive, that can be seen by checking our demo site on a mobile or tablet. Also, not sure if you already know, there are some articles in the theme's documentation that might help — https://pixelgrade.com/docs/border/
If there's something I can help you with, don't hesitate to reach us out by simply opening a support ticket.
This theme is very difficult to setup properly. The included Page Builder plugin does not work properly on any of our three browsers.
The support documentation does not match this theme. It leads you to menus and options that do not exist.
This theme was marketed as extremely robust, but lacks in every way we have seen.
I'm sorry to hear about the experience you've had with our theme. However, please let me state here publicly that Border theme doesn't come with any Page Builder plugin included so, to be honest, I don't understand why you're pretending we did that and it's not working. There's no such a plugin included in Border theme and I'm sorry to hear that from you.
We are aware of the outdated PDF files that come with the theme's archive for documentation and we're in the process of updating them. However, you can find the full and up to date documentation online, here - https://pixelgrade.com/docs/border.
I'm sorry to say this, but I hope that you will find another theme that will suit your needs better.
Design, documentation and customizability are not really what I had expected. Just a waste of money for an overpriced template.
I'm sorry to see that you are disappointed with how things worked out. However, it would be great if you could reach us back with more info. This is the only way that we could make improvements and become better.
Very elegant style but the customization panel is not perfect and the slider option have so much power to generate. One of the most beautiful style and simple to customize, but i think there is not so much possibility to make very important style changes and coloring customization.
Thank you so much for the kind words! :-)
We're glad to see you're enjoying Border and making the best out of it.