Cefalus is a new responsive theme from long-time Rapidweaver developer Henk Vrieselaar and includes many of the features and characteristics that make his products really worth investigating. Thus, you get a wide choice of fonts and font styling for all aspects of the site (including blog titles) a nice fixed horizontal menu with subtle animated drop downs, four Extra Content Areas, support for Font Awesome icons and more, all wrapped up in a lightweight theme.
Like many themes these days, Cefalus has a full width menu and banner area but what’s striking about the theme is the way the main content area scrolls smoothly up and over the banner. By default your content is set to 1,000px wide but it can be anywhere from 600px to full width; given that you can set a colour or an image as the banner background, drop a slideshow into the top of the main content area, set the background colour either side of this to whatever you like or use something like RWEtxra’s Background Stretcher stack to add an image behind the page and have your content scroll on top of it, Cefalus provides such a variety of layout styles that it can comfortably be used to create many different types of site.
Font choice is excellent – the included styles are modern and unfussy – and the position of the EC areas (above and below the banner and above and below the footer) add to theme’s overall flexibility. The responsive menu is clear and elsewhere there are lots of neat touches, like the ability to make the navigation menu upper case or justify sidebar text, add some opacity to the menu or a shadow to the title and slogan text.
The result is an awful lot of theme for your $22.00 and Cefalus comes highly recommended for anyone who’s building a personal or a commercial website.