The “2 a T studio” site is still brand new and is in the process of being built as I write this post, but I am just so excited about it. I can’t wait to (finally!) have all of my creative services in one place (not that I’m ready to let go of the 9 other separate sites just yet – but that’s a whole other blog, I’m sure!).
I always like to give credit where it’s due, and so I need to tell you that I have lately been building all of my websites (including this one) with a company called Themify (www.Themify.me), and specifically with the Themify Ultra theme.
I am the kind of designer/builder who does not prefer to “Host” my client’s websites – I love building them an awesome framework that they can easily update themselves with just a little bit of post-build tutelage. So, what I needed was to find a theme that was beautiful and functional enough to give me unlimited options for creative layouts and design, but also, one that would be easy enough for my clients to learn to run themselves, which saves me time, and them money in the long run, so everyone is happy!
Because I have been using Themify for a long time, I am also familiar with some of their other themes, especially their Music theme. Music is a fantastic theme for Musicians and bands, as it’s already set up for that purpose, but I find that I have more flexibility with the Ultra theme even for music clients. Especially with all the varied plug-ins Themify offers.
I find I especially use their “Image Pro” plug-in…pretty much all the time. On this site, you can see I’m using it on my homepage in the services section. I created some backgrounds for each of the image-pro modules, and then it was as simple as adding a title, and couple of design choices, and a link, and Voila! A more interesting (I think) way to navigate even a big site like mine will be when it’s finished!
Also, I can’t say enough good things about their excellent tech support…I credit them for helping me to learn CSS, and to not be afraid of the scary code behind the visuals. When you buy a theme, you automatically have access to their informative support forums. You can read through a lot of other people’s questions (and see how their problems were resolved), or you can just ask them your own questions.
So, I’m going back (happily!) to building here – thank you Themify!!