This is an unique theme in all ways. It has an amazing homepage effect, which will literally let your viewers discover your photographs by dragging their way around. Clicking on the photos will trigger them to go full-screen.
The navigation menu on the bottom is a really sleek one, with really smooth transitions popping up on hover. The code of the theme is very lightweight and even though there are lots of images, it doesn’t take that much to load. You can view this theme in any kind of device, because it is fully responsive. Make your pages even more beautiful with Google Fonts.
The theme is also very functional. Whether you are browsing from a tablet, a smartphone or a PC, your website is going to look perfect. That is because James is a fully responsive theme, which also supports swipe and touch gestures for its content. For instance, there is swipe navigation for tablets.
The theme is highly customizable. For example, you can upload a video and make it your fullscreen background. If you don’t feel like uploading a video by yourself, you can just plug in a YouTube/Vimeo URL into the admin panel of James 2.0, and it will have ethe same effect.
If you would like just to embed a video in your posts or pages, then you can also do that easily. If you want to improve user experience even further, you can make the video play in a lightbox. That’s a good way to make your visitors concentrate on the video but make it easily dismissible as well.
Speaking of embedding content, you can also import Google Maps. If you have an offline business or would just like to pinpoint important locations on a map, there is no better way to do it than using Google Maps’ user-friendly interface. James’ code is very clean, and it has been optimized for SEO purposes. Without properly written code, Google is going to frown upon your website, and you are going to find it hard to rank for your target keywords.
The best thing about the theme is that you can easily create a layout that fits your needs. There is an optional left-side bar, which you can turn on or off with just a few clicks. There you can put different widgets and create a dynamic layout that is easy to edit.
James 2.0 also comes with a shortcode generator which you can use to easily create shortcodes with custom options. There are about a 100 of them and it’s very easy to insert them in your posts and pages with the generator.
Some of the other features include a very powerful admin panel, a live customizer which allows you to edit color schemes, fonts, sidebars, and many more. There are custom 404 pages, WooCommerce compatibility and even image overlay, which is going to improve your pages’ loading times. The image overlay will automatically compress your images, without that causing (visible) loss of quality.
James 2.0 is a very good theme, and it has a lot of features which are going to help photographers create a cool portfolio. With the WooCommerce compatibility, you can even start selling prints!