Themes

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by whiffyspark, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does anyone have some links to some good themes?

    I have dream weaver and Wordpress. Not having much luck finding themes for them

    Thanks!
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  2. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    Elegant Themes
    Pretty good themes for cheap, with tons of choices. The builder is always adding new themes to the collection.
     
  3. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you mean you want to potentially work with a WP theme within Dreamweaver? If you don't have much in the way of development experience, you've got a bit of work ahead of you due to the file structure.

    If you're looking specifically for lawn/landscape-specific themes, you have a more difficult search. If you're looking for a theme that you can re-purpose, there are many. In addition to the ElegantThemes that Ring pointed out, there are also StudioPress, Themeforest, WooThemes, Themify.me, Templatic, Mojo-Themes, and on and on.

    If you're searching for free themes, be very careful and vet the source site as I have seen way too many free WP themes that have a ton of buried, shady links and ads within them.
     
  5. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would think you would want to go one way or the other. Either start with a wordpress theme and use wordpress or start with a theme compatable with Dreamweaver and use Dreamweaver. I think that is what you planned anyway.

    As far as the site I recommended I have used their templates (working with one right now). I tend to use the code window in dreamweaver a lot and have been all through the code. There is nothing that should not be there in any of their templates. They are free if you leave the link at the bottom of the page and if you want to remove it then they ask you for $ 15.00. I have always left them.
     
  6. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also, when you think you have found a theme, go to a full preview (where it the only thing on the page, not inside a frame for the theme site), and then take that URL and go try to validate the code at http://validator.w3.org/

    There is NO reason for a design to fail coming from a designer, especially when you are paying for it. (Sorry, I checked 10 templates at http://www.flashtemplatesdesign.com/ and all 10 failed validation (of course all 10 were the same shell to load a a full flash page, so there goes SEO, but then found some under CSS Templates that did validate)
     
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes sir. I was looking for a landscape theme I could modify myself. I've been learning alot in dreamweaver trying to build one from scratch, but I'd like to try modifying some.

    I have dreamweaver and wordpress so it doesn't matter which it's a theme for.

    It's hard to find landscaping themes period :laugh:

    Thanks guys
     
  8. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    Building a business website or any website is like LIFE...Is what you make it...
     
  9. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is another place you can get free templates. http://www.oswd.org/ They have over 2000 to chose from.

    I never worried too much about looking for a landscaping theme but there are lots available. I tended to look more for colors and layout that I liked and changing a photo or so turns it into a landscaping theme.

    Wordpress and Dreamweaver. I have never used Wordpress but I have heard good comments about it. I started off long ago using FrontPage which was easy to use then switched to Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver has a bit more of a learning curve but it's an excellent program.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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