Parallax One Review | Free Theme of the Week#1
Although I shared the news in the update, some of you guys left me a message via contact form. Essentially, I received messages saying that there should be a series about free themes also. I agree that’s why I planned it and mentioned it as well in the update. But nevertheless, in case you didn’t read it. Apart from one “premium theme of the week”, we’re also going to have “free theme of the week”.
When I started blogging, I wasn’t willing to pay for a premium theme. Probably because I had no returns at that time yet. Looking back, I wish I did invest on a good theme. The blog would have grown faster (and looked better too). But, let’s not distract from the review.
Parallax One Introduction
Parallax one is a free one-page theme by themeisle. The theme is integrated with essential placeholders to make a perfect one-page portfolio website for companies and startups. It has beautiful buttons, brilliant background effects and everything in between you need to make a good portfolio website.
The above fold of homepage features a large call to action with a button. I’ve always said that you should get the prime motto of your landing page in the above fold itself. Despite being a free theme, this theme does it the right way.
You can add your logo (needs to be transparent), a headline, subheading and a button. The background image is wonderful as well. The overall effect created in the above fold is wonderful. Also, since this is supposed to be one-page theme, make sure you link your button carefully.
As you scroll a bit below, you’ll see the featured section. This is the placeholder where you can display logos on websites/blogs you’ve been featured on. If you are completely fresh start-up and have no featured places yet, I suggest that you add a tagline in form of picture here.
The theme also features a placeholder for displaying the main features of your product/service. This is the place where you can mention things which act as your USP. The feature is quite simple, and you get to select a matching icon as well.
Marketing is all about storytelling. In this section, you get to show more about your company. Customers are more likely to buy from your business if they’re able to connect with your brand. Don’t add a ton of text. A mere paragraph would do the simple job. It is also recommended to add a link to your complete, detailed about me page.
Usually, this feature of adding team is available only in paid themes. Paid themes usually include visual builder plugin or some other paid plugin to display team members.
One of the elements that decide your sales is social proof. This can be displayed in many ways, one is via adding your testimonials. The theme features a neat testimonial section but I recommend changing the title and subtitles.
Just above the footer, they included one more call to action placeholder. Excellent step I’d say.
This can be your second chance to hook up readers who are still making mind whether or not make a purchase.
If you follow scribbify blog, you’d know that I have said multiple times that blogging is one of the most beneficial activities a brand can do online to grow itself. The theme features your blog section above footer in the timeline manner.
The theme ends everything with a map and footers social media links.
The theme is awesome when it comes to offering features. It offers features that are usually found in paid themes. The layout is usually one which is used in building company layouts. Definitely the best theme for value for the price. Despite being free, offers a lot of features.