Brighter is truly elegant and versatile portfolio WordPress theme from Zigzagpress. This genesis child theme is supported by genesis framework of StudioPress. So you have to use them both in combination, so make sure to install framework before installing child theme. The theme homepage shows a portfolio board with flexible grid layout. But that’s only one possibility of it’s dynamic nature.
If you need a business type website then you can create a custom page which shows services, team members, projects, contacts and everything. If you check “Service” page from navigation bar (demo) then you will find a business type page. As it is published for all types of website purpose, you will find blog, portfolio and other types of features on single page.
Minimalis Theme Review – Zigzagpress
Brighter Genesis Child Theme : Best Points
Attractive Design : This is most loved part of Zigzagpress templates. On checking live demo, you will figure-out that homepage, sidebar, footer, header and every section has free space. The highly elegant and minimal design keeps your website run faster than average sites. Apart from that, footer section offers a back-to-top arrow button facing up side.
So visitors can use this button to scroll back to top of the page with single click. The header sections also provides a floating design so that you never need to scroll to top to use menu bar. The entire header is given into fixed mode so user can see it all the time from any part of the site. This advanced theme design concept proves that it has good potential to offer you great performance and browsing speed.
Full-Screen Menu : You will see a Hamburger menu button on checking top right header area from Brighter demo. This section hides entire navigation bar behind the scene. So visitors have to click this app type button ton load menu bar on the screen. As you click the button, you will see that menu links are displayed in the middle of the screen. And entire screen is filled with full-screen white background.
While viewing menu in full-screen, you will see a close button on the top right corner. The menu options helps you to add single links and multiple drop-down links with drop-down facility. So user can not only browse top pages, but also access sub pages like blog categories and more.
Zigzagpress Brighter : Features Overview
Flexible Homepage : The demo has highlighted “portfolio” as front-page, though it is flexible to display anything. You can also display custom page showing business related information, or set blog as homepage. The theme has it’s own widgets, custom content features and shortcodes. So you can easily insert accordion, multiple columns, price table, parallax sections and calls to action blocks.
The full-width layout makes use of all free space to keep visitors concentrated onto contents. The way it shows large feathered images, big titles and contents makes it look bold and gorgeous. The demo shows business type page as additional service page, but it can be set as homage for business portals. The below screen-shot shows the exact preview of Service page which is taken from demo.
Customizer Options : Every thing that you see in Brighter WordPress theme demo is flexible. So website owners just have to use customizer to make changes into style, layouts and other areas. The live customizer shows all options for header, frontpage, navigation, colors, fonts and other stuff. It also shows changes into live preview window, so user can decide save or reject the changes.
Responsive : The unique adaptive layout is going to adjust over tablet, smart phone and other devices. We have tested responsive feature by resizing browser window to the different sizes. And it responded nicely to smallest, medium, wide and all sizes. When you load it from small screen the it resize header, featured images, and grid into smaller size.
Thanks to Genesis child theme developers for using modern features to build a business portfolio theme.
More Information : Blog/Portfolio
The theme serves with finest layouts and custom features that is required to build a project showcase or blog type website. The demo shows Portfolio page in masonry grid layout with multiple columns. This fluid responsive grid can decrease automatically on smaller screens. The featured portfolio grid shows thumbnail in different sizes in landscape and portrait style.
If you hover mouse on any grid thumbnail then you will see two elements : Auto zoom-in effect and project title. The single portfolio post has 4 layouts that includes Carousel, Featured Image, FullWidth and Slider. Next and Previous project links are put on the bottom of each portfolio post.
Blog Features : Zigzagpress Brighter uses 3 columns layouts to display more featured post entries into blog section. User can browse all articles from blog template, category or archive page. The single post shows Author block, Next/Previous article entries and Related posts on bottom. The blog and portfolio posts display full-width featured image section just above the post title.
In our opinion, this is most versatile genesis WordPress child theme that includes all many features in single theme. That’s why it is suggestible to bloggers, agencies, designers, marketers, business people and freelancers too.