Gravida: A Simple, Clean WordPress Theme
Every week I search for a free WordPress theme for my readers that you might actually want to use. I tried to stay away from sites with things like generic graphics, or something that uses just a simple image and poorly formatted text. I look for clean themes that you can adapt to just about any website. This week, I found Gravida, by SKTThemes and it would be useful for just about any type of website. Let’s take a look at Gravida and its main features.
The first thing I like about Gravida is its clean and easy to use slider. You can add images and custom text, which makes it easy to have a really strong message at the top of your website. You don’t have to rely on pasting text over an image in Photoshop. All of the text is live indexable by search engines. You can customize the colors of Gravida to match your brand colors.
Another thing I like about Gravida is that it has a nice call to action. This makes it easy to gravitate visitors towards your shopping cart or your online store. If you want them to subscribe to your email list, this is a great way to get their attention, too. When you hover over the content blocks that contain the icons and key points of your products or services, it has a nice zoom feature. People really like this kind of interactivity.
You can also place a contact form at the bottom of the page. You can really build people’s trust with the testimonial section, which has a rotating feature. This allows you to place multiple testimonials in a compact area. The footer also contains widget areas, which is pretty standard for most WordPress themes. You can add things like a twitter feed, or your contact information so potential clients or customers can get in touch with you.
Gravida also has a portfolio layout, which is a great way to show off your work. The services page features a number of different icons you can use. Each section has a nice hover feature, or the colors change drastically for a dramatic effect. You can also have a separate contact page if you want to keep your form on a specific page.
Gravida has a lot to offer in terms of a free WordPress theme. It looks clean and it’s easy to use. It has a lot of features that you can customize to match your company’s brand, without having to dig deep into code. If you want to download Gravida or view a live preview, click one of the links below.