The Vertex WordPress theme has long been one of my favorite releases by Elegant Themes. Vertex comes packed with a lot of amazing features. It was beautifully designed, well-coded in line with WordPress standards, and is easy to customize.
Parallax scrolling in WordPress is not just another fad, it’s a design technique that some website owners decide to take advantage of. When it’s done right, it can really enhance the user experience of a website. (Vertex demo)
I really like the usage of background colors behind a text block, I feel it really helps give the text depth and stand out.
If you decide to use Vertex to showcase your portfolio, Nick and his team have a real treat for you. A well-executed crisp design, and a great hover effect.
It’s 2013 and most WordPress themes are responsive by design. Vertex is no different. It collapses and adapts to the screen size in an elegant way. This makes your site beautiful on any screen size.
What do your customers have to say?
An important element of almost any portfolio showcase or business website, is telling potential customers or clients, what other customers have said about your work. Vertex has a clean and beautiful way of doing this.
About Your Team
Putting a face behind the brand is always a good way to build stronger emotional ties to a brand. Just like I do in the footer here, I have my picture to show you that this website isn’t a faceless brand. I’m a real person behind the website.
After playing around with the different widget areas such as the footer, I found it’s a very flexible WordPress theme. Easy to configure, easy to customize, and comes with a lot functionality with both shortcodes and theme layouts.