Today’s post is by guest blogger and WebDesign.com member Kerry Carron.
Whenever I need to design a site with complex functionality and quite a bit of variation in the layouts on different pages, my primary theme of choice is always iThemes Builder. Builder is a robust theme that can be be used as a foundation to develop any website.
But when that much flexibility is not needed in the design or not wanted by a client, I can save myself some time and the client some money by choosing to use a theme like FlexxTheme, the mega WordPress theme. Flexx provides an extremely flexible layout. It allows the site owner to focus on developing content and building their business. With Flexx, site owners don’t need to completely understand their theme functions or retain a vast amount of knowledge to complete their site’s administrative tasks.
Here are some guidelines I use when deciding which theme to use for my clients:
I use Flexx when the client wants:
- to focus on blogging and doesn’t want to know anything about site design
- a potentially lower cost semi-custom website
- a quick development turnaround time
- basic WordPress site administration
I use iThemes Builder when the client wants:
- a theme they will never out grow
- multiple page layouts throughout the site
- more complex functionality
- a semi-custom or custom website
Since I do fairly extensive customization for most of my web design practice, my primary go-to theme is typically iThemes Builder. However, Flexx is an awesome alternative and my second theme of choice. Flexx is perfect for when my clients need a quick, flexible and relatively simplistic website that may not need much customization. By having both themes in my repertoire, I know I can meet any client’s needs.
FlexxTheme was created for people who want more versatility out of their blogs and websites. It gives you the edge with built-in SEO features, easy to ways to plug in graphics and backgrounds, and other features that will save you time or from having to learning code.
Now you can get all 18+ Flexx themes for only $97!
Kerry is a loving wife and mother, a WordPress FANatic, web designer/developer and online business consultant – but mostly, a student of life willing to share whatever she learns. She helps others to find quick, simple, low-cost answers to online challenges with the Ultimate Solution.