- February 09, 2020
Whatever you want to write about, the Mellisa theme boasts the options to make your blog work. A range of customizable colors and layouts lets you give each page just the right feel. whether you want to get technical with programming tips or keep it light with a travel diary, Mellisa has the flexibility to match.
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Make your blog even more unique
Mellisa delivers two different ways to showcase your posts on any pages they are listed. Go for the classic speed and readability of the list view or a fancier grid. As you’d expect, post listings have just as much customization available as your front page; set spacing between items, define the number of grid columns, change widths, switch between several post separators, and set a preferred pagination style.
A flexible hero section
Made the right first impression with your choice of hero section type; either static or slider. Static keeps it simple; a static background image with your HTML content over the top. If you want something a bit flashier, switch to the slider which automatically creates slides from your featured posts. And of course, you have full control over the animation; how fast it plays out, orientation (that is, whether it transitions between slides vertically or horizontally), or whether it should autoplay or not.
Repetitive pages can get a bit boring, so to make each part of your site unique and identifiable we’ve included three different templates for Mellisa’s post pages, and two for tag and author pages, allowing you to give each type a sense of identity so that users know exactly where they are on your site.
Faster, sleeker galleries
Mellisa introduces a new gallery layout that improves the way pictures are displayed and also includes a new preload option. With it, when a user opens a gallery image it will also preload the one before and three ahead, letting them immediately jump to other images without unnecessary delays.
Multiple, unlimited layout options
Customization is a big part of Mellisa’s appeal, with a hatful of layout options for getting your website looking just right. As well as the standard general options such as page width, you’ll also find plenty of options for micro-managing your style. Each element, whether it’s the navbar, footer, hero-section or menu, can be individually customized with its own background, links, text colors and more.
Fonts can be a simple way to improve a site’s aesthetics, but they can quickly become unwieldy, forcing users to download multiple fonts and slowing download times. Mellisa gets around this with preset Google Font pairs; pairs of fonts that compliment each other that you can switch between in the theme options, giving your site more style without sacrificing speed.
Newsletter sign-ups made easy
Newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with your regular users, so an easy-to-use, unobtrusive way to sign-up for your updates is a must. Mellisa includes a fully-customizable newsletter pop-up, letting you define your own form code and then choose when it will appear; whether that’s after a time-delay, when a user scrolls a certain distance down the page, or a combination of the two.
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Get 3 months of professional support
Getting started with a new theme on a new website can be a challenge, but our experts are here to help. Every purchase of the commercial theme includes three months of support through our dedicated ticket system, so you’ll have efficient and effective assistance with any issues you run into.