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Just a few suggestions for templates and SPPB

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Hey,

Just a few suggestions.

1
I've started to notice all the templates are very similar lately.

The last one, Melvin, is just another Hope, which is just another Rhino, Floox, Yoga, Strings, OneClip. Lightbox and Knight and almost the same as well, just with slightly different alignment. The only difference really is you've loaded different content in. They're all just a small logo on the left, and plain text menu on the right of the logo, all on top of a slideshow. What's below this in the body content area isn't that relevant anyway because it's rebuilt to suit the website's content, so it's mainly a unique header/footer design I look for.

The problem with this sort of cookie-cutter Wordpress theme design is I find most websites need more pages at top level than the 5-6 items max you can use in these. Also many don't have logos that work well in this format. Most clients logos are not short 6 letter words with maybe a tiny icon next to them all fitting nicely in landscape format. I find a lot of clients end up requesting the menu does not overlap a slideshow, it becomes hard to read for one. I'd like to see some more modern templates with more variety in their structure, perhaps a more unique menu design than just plain text. Like some of the old templates, there's a lot more variety going back a few years. But these don't have the same features so I try to use the latest templates.

2
Also in SP Page Builder, one thing I really miss is the ability to have a mouseover/hover on an image without doing it in css. I'd love an option where you could select a second image as a mouseover for images that have a link applied. Or even just an animation or change in opacity/colour.

3
Also SP Page Builder, having a custom image icon would be great. So I could create a button with an icon that isn't a built in icon.

4 Answers

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi,
Thanks all words.
ad 1) In upcoming Helix 4 Ultimate - all should be much more flexible.

ad 2) I might be wrong but we have Flip Box addon for it

ad 3) Yes, we thought about it, to load/use your own font icon collection. Let's wait.

kona333

More than a month ago #Permalink
Unfortunately flipbox isn't right. It just has a couple of simple text fields. Clients or normal users can't put in html code, if it accepts html.

It's got no entry for adding a link either, although it has link colour options so this might have been overlooked. Not much use having any kind of animation on hover when it's not a clickable link, it'll mislead viewers.

I see it has options for adding a background image but no way of controlling the background, so it just ends up stretched to full width of the page.

Even if just the Image addon had a second upload for hover image that would be fine, with an animation between fades. Flipbox is on the right track though, as it would be good to have an image background with text over top that is a link, and even has a hover effect. All of this currently is impossible without quite a bit of css.

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
In February we should introduce new addons, but not in next days.
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Check "Shortcode Ultimate" maybe one of 83 addons included have feature which you need.
Also JCE Pro offers nice features for text-area.

michael

More than a month ago #Permalink

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I've started to notice all the templates are very similar lately.



I have the problems with the Logos too. You know, templatebuilder chosse the best "input" to present their products ;-)



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Also in SP Page Builder, one thing I really miss is the ability to have a mouseover/hover on an image without doing it in css. I'd love an option where you could select a second image as a mouseover for images that have a link applied. Or even just an animation or change in opacity/colour.


you can do that easy with the JCE-editor ;)

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