Version 1.1.1 Fixed - Formatting issue where a scrollbar would appear in the top header.
Speed and ease of use are currently winning the day for user experience. Forward combines theme flexibility with blazing page performance - eclipsing what even expert coded sites achieve. Forward has a zero-compromise codebase, that satisfies even Google’s highly demanding PageSpeed Insight standards.
Increase organic search traffic. Page speed is a factor in Google’s search algorithm. Excellent load times will improve your Google search ranking.
Higher visitor retention. Fast loading pages is a better user experience, it encourages visitors to stay on your site, and return later. Half of users expect webpages to load in 2 seconds or less.
Improved conversion rates. Fast page speed assures visitors finish what they came for. Amazon reported a 1% sales decrease for every 0.1s decrease in response time, and Shopzilla reported a 7-12% revenue increase simply by speeding up its site.
Boost trust and loyalty. For every second you shave off of load time, you boost customer confidence and trust in your site, and in turn, making them want to tell others about you.
Plus Navigation. Custom coded by Nick Cates Design, "Plus" navigation is a sticky drop navigational system, supporting unlimited top tier pages, and up to 5 level deep sub pages. In short, even the most complicated page structures can be easily tamed, and still remain highly accessible for mobile formatting.
Custom Banners. Image banners are nothing new, but how we’ve implement them in Forward - is a new and beautiful thing. Drag an image into the RapidWeaver sidebar area - and you have a site banner. Thoughtful consideration was put into creating custom banners as easy, and fast, as possible.
SSL Ready. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
Color Adjustable. 25 color selectors provide full control of all site elements within Forward. 10 color style presets are included - these make for great starting points for further customization.
Slideshow Ready. Slideshow banners are popular, and it doesn't get easier than importing our SuperFlex stack, setup and go in seconds! SuperFlex is not included with Forward, it's a stack sold separately at Nick Cates Design, requires the Stacks 2 plug-in.
Over 60 Social Icons. Our custom social icon library has grown to over 60 social networks! These icons can go anywhere in any editable content area, or import into the Forward footer area. Setup is easy, and covered in the theme manual.
Responsive Video & Images. Creating a responsive website is hard, to ease the process, Forward features built-in tools and logic to convert added images and embedded video - for responsive viewing across all screen sizes.
2 years ago
This theme is everything you could hope for. Beautifully simple. Ridiculously fast. Elegant to look at. Scores crazy high on Google's insane standards test. Excellent documentation and built with the user in mind.