Alyeska

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alyeska responsive wordpress theme

When it comes to customization, Alyeska has it all.

alyeska theme options

In the live demo, as you can see in the screeshot above, you have options to change various aspects of the theme’s styling on the fly. Warning: playing around with the settings can be a lot of fun. The demo doesn’t provide all the options you get when you purchase the theme, but you can find a list of all the theme options here.  They are extensive, which is great. You can completely change the look and feel of the theme with a few clicks, no coding knowledge required. It’s all built-in.

This is the first theme I’m going to give 5 out of 5 for customizability – I’m that impressed.

Features

This theme is packing features like no other. Let’s start off by inspecting the layout builder, which allows you to create an unlimited number of layouts and choose which pages you want to apply them to. The theme comes with a number of sample layouts to get you started.

alyeska layout builder

As you can see in the above screenshot, you can choose the elements you want to include in your layout and the order in which you want them displayed.

Responsive

Every aspect of this theme’s design is responsive. The slider is responsive. Every image you insert will flex as appropriate. Let me show you how this works with an example. Here’s part of a page viewed on a mobile.

alyeska image example

Here’s the same part viewed on a desktop.

alyeska responsive image example

Coolest of all, the image doesn’t jump in size: it increases or decreases incrementally. Have a go re-sizing your browser in the demo and watch the magic happen.

Fonts

Don’t underestimate the importance of picking the right font for your website. Alyeska makes this easy by allowing you to select any of the included web-safe fonts or a font from Google.

Sidebars

Alyeska goes further than most themes with regard to sidebar options. There are 6 in all, including double sidebars (ie left and right), double left sidebars and double right sidebars.

Support

Theme support is provided via the theme author’s forum. I had a look through some of the recent posts to see how prompt and effective the support is. Someone posted a problem they were having with the slider image sizes; the theme author Jason Bobich replied 1 hour later with a working solution. Good to see!

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