So what’s the difference in these new themes and the ones we currently offer? Aside from a new, sleek, modern look, these themes were constructed with “responsive design”, enabling your website to automatically respond to any device and optimize the user experience. As stated by Weebly (2015), “Responsive websites are built on grids that can collapse, expand, and stack based on the environment they’re responding to. They do this with CSS media queries, flexible layouts, and design elements that can resize and scale on the fly. The result is a single website that can change instantly whether it’s being viewed on a desktop monitor, retina-ready iPad screen, or Android device.” Each theme meets The University of Alabama web design standards.
- While not exact, Aroma was designed to closely resemble UA’s new website. It uses the same crimson/gray color scheme, font style, size, and color. Aroma offers six page layouts with the search bar, social media icons, and phone number at the very top of the site.
- Clean Lines is reflective of its name; clean. It utilizes a simple white background in the header and body area with a soft gray footer area. Clean Lines offers five page layouts with the search bar, social media icons, and phone number residing in the footer area, which is a relatively new trend in modern website design. The font styles, colors and sizes have been designed for easy readability.
- Bold is the word that best describes Brisk. With six page layouts, san-serif fonts, and a light gray overlay to all header images, this theme is sure to grab the attention of your site visitors. The Splash page layout provides a unique, full-page background that adds an extra “pop” to images and text.