Despite my love for the two-column photographer blog theme, fans still requested for a single column.

I initially avoided single column because

  • it’s bandwidth intensive
  • difficult to navigate with large images
  • no call to action at the end

As a result, I inserted a number of new wicked features to help you market yourself better. Remember, it is full iPad, smart phone, mobile browser compatible as well. No flash needed, yet it’s still cool. Max image size: 930px. There are no parent-child nodes to maintain simplicity.

THEME DEMO

soft tofu blog theme 3.3

Menu

I chose to go with a large typography for clear navigation. I also minimized many functions to narrow choices. Ever heard of “paralysis by analysis?” It means that by having too many choices, users cannot decide, therefore won’t decide.

So rather than inhibiting viewers, let’s help them pick the right choices (the few that are available). Plus, it follows the viewers wherever they are for quick navigation.

Banner

No flash used so fully compatible with iPad and mobile phone browsers. The banners rotate out using javascript. And you can specify links to each image.

For example, if you have this unbelievably beautiful wedding you want to promote, you can link it directly from that image!

(limit 10)

Customizable Profile Section

In our creative industry, we differentiate ourselves through transparency and unique propositions. So let’s make that section available from the get-go. You can also customize it so that it will only appear in certain places.

Post Excerpts

Ever feel like a single column blog theme’s length is…forever? Well, worry no more.

  • You can turn the excerpts on / off in dashboard
  • Text is still there, so it does not jeopardize SEO efforts
  • Users may also click “See Full Post” rather than expanding to avoid new learning curve
  • Customizable excerpt images
  • Improves ease of navigation

Call To Action

When brides land on your post and looks through all of the beautiful imagery, what is there to do at the end?

  1. Comment on your post (unlikely)
  2. Scroll all the way past your big images in hopes to find a contact button (maybe)
  3. Leave the website (most likely)

So control their navigation by giving the next call to action. Each button is customizable with link and image.

Roll Out Tags

Some of you love your tags, but it doesn’t look too pretty when there is a whole slew of them. I added a roll out feature (also iPad and mobile browser compatible).

Post Separators

You can add your own image to separate posts. I suggest using png files so that it’s transparent.

Widgetized Sidebar Footer

There are four columns of where you may add widgets in the sidebar!

Customizable Backend Dashboard

For those who love coding it on your own, there is a free version you may download. For the rest of us who prefer not to get our hands dirty, there is an easy to use backend that you can drag, drop, click, upload…everything!

There’s much more than what I’m showing you here, but you get the idea.

Free Download

Enjoy a free download of the two column and all other themes I have developed in the past.

Don’t forget to optimize your website properly with these SEO (search engine optimization) tips, so that you can be found on Google! More traffic is more business.

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