Nuance Theme

Nuance is a clean, responsive, minimalistic theme with five edge-to-edge Extra Content areas and enough extras – a responsive lightbox that also works with Rapidweaver’s Photo Album page type, a built-in slider, on-scroll animation effects, smooth scrolling to specific content areas and the free Gridly stack for creating responsive solumn/grid layouts – that you could create a good-looking, modern site without having to use any third party products at all.

Stylistically, Nuance has a lot in common with Weavertheme’s other responsive offerings like Shift and Cellular (even going back to Stuffy) so there’s minimal screen ‘furniture’, simple horizontal menus with chevrons indicating drop downs, animated menus and good support for Google Fonts. There’s a choice of 15 fonts, widths from 800px to 1400px, controls for banner height as well as plenty of options for setting your own colour scheme. We know that some people think it’s a bad idea but we also like the ability to enable/disable parents of sub pages with a single mouse click.

The result is a well-designed, edge-to-edge responsive theme that scales down well, has a good, slide-out mobile menu that can cope with lots of pages without looking cluttered, and animations that behave themselves all the way down to an iPhone.

Although Weaverthemes offers some tutorials and a sample project for Rapidweaver 6 users, the demo uses mainly HTML and built-in page types; while we understand the reasoning behind that (Weaverthemes can’t assume ownership of, or provide a specific set of stack elements) it means that those of us who are slaves to Stacks, may find achieving some of the effects shown on the demo site a bit more of a challenge.

Nuance is another fine theme from Weaverthemes and well worth a look.

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Rob Beattie

Rob Beattie is a freelance copywriter who designs sites using Rapidweaver. He's been reviewing computer hardware, software and web services since 1981. Yes...that long. And he's also the author of 101 Things to Do in a Shed , Fishing: A Very Peculiar History , and The Bluffer's Guide to Fishing