My earliest understanding of the parallax concept came from sunglasses. Yes! As a teen, I was totally fascinated by sunglasses. They seemed so chic and grown up.
Checking out sunglasses from street sellers was a favorite thing to do while hanging out with friends. Raybans they weren’t. And very frequently they skewed the world view.
Some smart kid said this was ‘parallax’ and it became a buzz word amongst smart alecs.
So every time we checked out a fancy pair of shades, someone perked up, ‘Have you checked it for parallax?”.
I literally relived some crazy bygone summer when parallax style design came in vogue last year. It is quite the thing!
So much that we actually tried to code it into our own home page!
Centric Pro and Parallax Pro are already popular Genesis themes that use this concept. And now Studiopress introduces the bigger and better Altitude Pro.
If you love parallax design, you are going to love Altitude Pro. Design is so quick and easy, bloggers can take the plunge and easily build their self hosted blog.
What is so great about Parallax Design?
Before launching into the specific perks of the Altitude Pro theme, I want to take a moment to mention why I love parallax based themes.
Parallax design allows you to tell your story in a seamless manner without too many distractions. You can choose the backgrounds you want, and highlight your best qualities.
Its like an Interstate with just a few exits. You can enjoy the ride and see the sights. And if you like something a lot, you can take the exit to explore something in detail.
You choose the four or five pages that best represent your story. These could be an About page, a Product page, testimonials or a contact form.
Your visitors can see and read it all just by scrolling your home page, giving them a brief snapshot of your best stuff.
Yes, that makes it really easy for mobile users.
Altitude Pro Features
Altitude Pro is a theme with a purpose, and that purpose is to take you and your online business higher. – Brian Gardner
This new WordPress theme from Studiopress packs a solid punch!
Built on Genesis
I won’t go into specifics here because I have already covered the Genesis Framework in detail earlier. But suffice it to say that you get a robust architecture that is mobile responsive and up to date with a strong user base.
7 section Home Page
Altitude Pro beats them all with a whopping seven section home page. This means you can tell more of your story, and highlight more of the good stuff.
Use any background images you feel are the best. Travel Bloggers – Use your best photos as backgrounds to enhance your travel tales.
Dimming Background Images
You can assign the image you want to the background. The image grabs your attention first, but as you scroll down a section, the image dims making the text stand out more.
Its really hard to show this in a photograph and the best way to experience this effect is by looking at the theme’s demo.
Altitude Pro has good typography for various headings, quotes etc. Moreover, the text stands out over the images to give an integrated look.
Rollover Link Effects
Rollover Effect for the buttons is a Genesis feature I love. What seems to be new is that the rollover color is different for each page/ section. Looks like this is changing based on the background color.
Another new thing I noticed is that the buttons have slightly rounded corners. After having pointy corners in vogue for the past year or two, is the trend changing again?
Blog Page Design
Blog page and individual blog posts have a new design. They are full width and center aligned with no sidebar. This means that the reader is totally focused on your content without being distracted by shiny objects in your sidebar. This also means that serious readers do not have to look at a sidebar – sometimes a sidebar can get really irritating when you want to just read the blog post.
Change your Brand story in Minutes
The parallax design means that you can make changes to your home page pretty quickly. Slightly tweak the text on any of the seven pages, or just change any background images and you have a new home page!
Change your About Page by just updating your photo or bio.
Solopreneurs and small business owners, always short on time, have to love this feature.
Altitude Pro is a powerful WordPress theme for business owners or professionals who want to build an impressive website in a short time.
What do you think? Is there any kind of business for which the Altitude Pro theme is not suitable in your opinion?