Help choosing right theme for kindergarten!

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    Torben Heikel Vinther
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    Hi,

    I’m a new user at Studiopress and have bought the complete Genesis product with all available themes :-) But it is rather overwhelming, so I hope to get some help choosing a guide starting theme for my current project. I building a new website for a customer who is a kindergarten. They would like a layout with sidebar-content-sidebar and TWO VERTICAL navigation menus – one in each sidebars! Yes, I know it is not best practice, but for now I will try to build what the customer wants. The customer also wants a green look, and in the beginning the website will only contain static pages (=NO postings).

    Do you have tips for a theme to start with which honours the above restrictions?

    Thank you


    Torben Heikel Vinther, Owner and WordPress Consultant at Webfronten.
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    David Browne
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    Any theme will be suitable with what the client has asked for as you can change the layout of all the themes to be sidebar-content-sidebar and then you just need to add custom menu in the widget areas.

    I do think the Metro Pro theme looks great in Green though. It’s in the theme options already and as can put your own custom image as the background around the edges, you could pick something green and kindergarten-y and you’re all set.

    Perhaps inform the client that having menus in the sidebar would mean they would not be visible on mobile so it is not advised.

    Or you can get round this by using the primary navigation space but having [display: none] set for the larger screen sizes. This way the menus would be on the sides on the large screens but then would appear at the top on the smaller screens.


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    David Browne
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    Sorry I didn’t mean not visible on mobile devises, I meant they would appear at the very bottom of all the content so not very user friendly, (unless you have a link to the bottom of the page)


    We are Dave & Erin. Full time travellers and designers. Currently in Sydney. Follow us on Google +. I’m new to twitter so be the first to say hey Twitter

    Note: Known to give only give negative critique on design. I don’t mean to offend anybody, it is just more efficient pointing out mistakes than saying “yes, its beautiful” every time. :)

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    Torben Heikel Vinther
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    Hello Dave & Erin

    Thank you very much. I have looked at Metro Pro and it looks great, so I will give it a try. I have to learn that all the great themes can (and should) be modified to a completely different look and feel, just by editing some parts in the settings.

    I will also tell the customer about the problems on mobile devices when having menus in the sidebars.

    Best wishes
    Torben


    Torben Heikel Vinther, Owner and WordPress Consultant at Webfronten.
    I develop and maintain WP websites • Find me on Twitter

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