Once upon a time everyone had a desktop computer. Then people started to use laptops and notebooks. Then came the smartphone and then the tablet. That’s where we are right now and statistics show over 70% of us browse using some sort of touch screen device.
And it’s not just the devices that have changed, social media has got us used to scrolling down the instead of going to new pages.
All of which means the old way of designing websites needs to change as well. This theme was designed for small screens and tablets and adapted for desktops. No sidebars and everything you need is on the homepage. And all accessible through the navigation links or just by scrolling down.
Seems to be mandatory these days to have a facebook page or twitter feed or something on instagram. It’s not my cup of tea but it is part of the theme for those who want it. No need for a plugin, all you have to do is set up the links in the theme settings and then decide to display them on your site: in the header, the footer or even on the page.
If you have a lot of content it can make for a loooong page. But using a text toggle you can hide the content until people are ready to read it. It’s all done by with shortcode. so only takes a few moments to set up
Just click on any of the titles below to reveal the content.
In the blinding light of the August afternoon the river is like a semi-molten mirror. I can feel its coolness even before I flick it with my hand, sending droplets scattering over the surface like rain. Its depth is deceptive, mostly because it is as clear as a mountain spring. Every rounded stone on the bottom, every fish, is rendered in perfect clarity. I don’t have time to wade in today, yet I’m already stripping off my sandals. The grass on the bank is sun-warmed beneath my feet and even after just one step I’m knee deep, the water flowing around my limbs, drinking away my body heat. I want to stand here all day but I’m already pushed for time and this is no weather for running or even walking fast.
This autumn day has my sprits soaring beyond the colourful boughs above. The brilliant shafts of sunlight caress the carpet of reds and golds before me, laid out like a carpet for a royal. Each breath of the fresh air fills me a sense of life that almost makes me want to shout out loud, just to hear my voice echo amidst the trees – like a brave warrior of old. I’ve lived here so long that these rough-barked beauties are like loyal friends. I would hug them if there weren’t so many of the neighbours about, sweeping leaves and walking their dogs. The dogs look so happy, like furry embodiments of smiles. They’re so alive in the sunshine that I just want to run my hands through their fur while their tails wag in excitement. But I have a great deal to get done today, and if I work hard I’ll get it all done and still have enough time left over for a movie and pizza with the girls.
The branches hang low with the weight of the snow, they are like my mother’s arms when she returns from the green grocers, laden with winter squash and carrots. The green is still there under the brilliant white, contrasting perfectly in that “winter wonderland” sort of way. I’ll need the snow shoes today, while the layer looks as solid as any forest floor I would sink right up to my knees or beyond. The sky is clear now, a perfect uninterrupted blue. It’s odd to think that the grass is still down there, surviving as best it can until the spring melt, entombed in the compacted and icy layers lower down. After yesterday’s storm the top layer is perfect powder, our coldest season doesn’t get any better than this.
When you install the theme there are lots of guidance notes and instructions in the theme settings. Or you can click these buttons for some getting started instructions or help with some of the features.