Parallax in web design is an effect which is meant to impart a website some depth and thus mainly applied to background. This means that the background moves slower than the overlaying content. The use of parallax effect also means that the template is designed as a one page, so there’re two continuous layers which move relative to one another at different speeds. Although parallax effect is not a must-have feature for a website, it’s still nice to have it to liven up experience for the visitors. Make browsing your website less monotonous and more engaging for them.
Photography and photo portfolio templates exist in different formats and for different platforms. Although basically any template can have a portfolio section tucked somewhere in the navigation menu, for a dedicated portfolio template it’s important that the photo section is the most prominent element of the layout. Thus usually designs of this type have a big header or a background image, often as part of a slider, which is immediately apparent to a visitor. And it’s exactly this feature which can be found in the templates making up our current overview.
The main gist of bootstrap templates is not so much their design as the interactive elements they offer. Based on an modular mindset Bootstrap technology offers a host of predefined code patterns (or shortcodes) for widgets which can be applied to the website pages. These include buttons, menus of different kinds, blocks of content with different types of navigation, forms, tabs, pagination navigation, tables etc. Styling options for these elements are also there. In addition to that, Bootstrap technology provides quite an extensive page layout and text formatting options. However even if you aren’t going to use all these goodies and prefer to stick with the ready-made design only modifying the content, bootstrap templates are still a good choice thanks to their agility. And they are also responsive to boot.
Single page type design is very convenient if you’re aiming at a curt concise website which can in the most quick and efficient way represent yourself, your occupation, business or services you provide, supplying the visitors with the most essential information on the subject. Basically one page website is an extended business card, whos main purpose is to draw audience’s attention to its subject, arouse interest in it and give them tools to make contact with the object of their interest. When all the content is available within one scroll the time between the site’s first visit and applying the information it provides the visitor with is the shortest.