If you’ve been thinking about building a new website – either your first or redesigning your current site – and you’re looking for a premium theme, it’s easy to get lost in the search for the right one. There are a lot of developers (people who create these themes) out there, and new themes coming out everyday. You might start looking at one then look at another, then another and so on. Your eyes start to glaze over and after a few hours, you’re not sure what is what and what to do with the ones you like.
Let me first say that this is normal. Reviewing all of that mind-blowing amazing design (and some pretty awful stuff, too) can drive even the calmest, most patient person absolutely crazy. When I work with clients on very tight budgets, we usually look for a few themes together, and after a good deal of discussion about my client’s needs and business objectives, we can whittle down the choices to a few. We also discuss what add-ons, plugins and extensions as well as custom coding will be necessary to create a unique look and feel that is exclusive to my client’s business as well as functions that my client needs beyond what the premium theme offers. And this is really the key to choosing one that’s right for you: really thinking carefully if the theme or themes you like are right for your business.
But if you don’t have an experienced user to point out the pros and cons of themes to you, and how your content might benefit from that theme, where do you start? When one of my YouTube Channel subscribers asked me this question a few months ago, I decided to produce this video which gives you an idea of where to start, what to look for and what to keep in mind as you browse through theme after theme.
(Resources are listed below this video.)
Some of the sites and resources mentioned in this video:
Brandon Lee Themes (Rapidweaver)