WordPress is a marvelous platform on which to build your website. But to add an aesthetic appeal to the website, to personalize and brand it, you need a great theme to go with it. One such awesome theme is Uncode.
Uncode is a fairly recent addition to the Themeforest stable. Created only in November 2015, it has clocked up sales of over 11,000 and earned for itself a solid 5 star buyer rating. In about 8 months it has made it to the top 10 best selling themes of all time in the creative category.
Uncode is capable of executing great ideas with minimal design. It comes loaded with features that you can pick and choose from to give your website a neat functionality and distinct identity. Whether you are a novice or a developer, the theme is a delight to work with.
Let’s take a look at what’s under the hood in Uncode.
- Uncode offers 30+ homepage concepts and 70+ module options to choose from.
- 6 menu styles – top right, justify, left, off-canvas, center, overlay and lateral – allow navigation starting from different areas of the website.
- Single page menu, sticky menu and built-in Megamenu are the other menu features that can help with navigation.
- 4 premium plugins are included for free – Visual Composer, Layer Slider, Slider Revolution and iLightbox – saves you $86.
- Content Slider is also included.
- Visual Composer is tailored and enhanced with additional features, permitting a high degree of customization.
- The Advanced Adaptive Grid System is employed. This permits users and developers to set margins & gaps, and position content and design elements.
- Hierarchical options system is followed, meaning options are grouped – so you can pick the ones you want systematically. This grouping makes it easy for you to build a layout.
- Powered Isotope Masonry Grid helps to create flexible formats, especially for shop and portfolio pages.
- Adaptive image system allows an image to scale automatically, and allows the developer to mark points where the image will break to fit any device.
- Built-in header, infinite sidebars and a number of footer variations allows you to carve out spaces in your website for different content requirements.
- To display your portfolio or blogs, 16+ built-in layouts are available, each with custom options.
- Opt for a single page blog, if that is what you like.
- Facebook like recommended posts system can help readers go directly to the post that interests them.
- Beautiful media galleries, extensive thumb variations, enhanced media library and intelligent color system are included.
- Best posts / pictures / project / client testimonials can be placed on the carousel to highlight them.
- One page scroll, smooth scroll and smooth parallax.
- Interactive tabs and accordions, and smart cascade options.
- Responsive, well coded with smooth CSS3 animations.
- Wide range of fonts to select from – BigText Font, Google Fonts, Typekit, Font Squirrel and Fontdeck.
- 1000+ handpicked icons.
- Standard and customized Google Maps, and Custom Maintenance Page are included.
- WooCommerce is fully integrated, so is Contact Form 7.
- Optimized for SEO.
- One click import and access to complete online documentation and video tutorials, so you can set up and be on your feet quickly.
- WPML ready, enabling translation into multiple languages.
- RTL support for Arabic languages.
- Social network friendly.
Let’s now see how some folks have used Uncode to build their own websites. I’ve picked 30 websites for a closer look,
Tom Robak is a destination wedding photographer based out of London. His vocation takes him to locations in all corners of the world. And his love for travel is evident in the volume of work displayed in the blog pages of the website. He conducts workshops on wedding photography and has provided a link for those who want to sign up for a seat in the class. The website largely uses subdued colors.
David Porter seems to believe that out of chaos comes creativity, if his homepage is anything to go by. He is a web, print and video craftsman and the tools of his trade are scattered all over the homepage. Readers desiring to engage his services ought to take time to visit the About page, as it is filled with information about the work he has done and the skills he has acquired. Progress bars keep track of the projects he has completed.
Thomas Schuppisser is a photographer living in Zurich. His focus is on landscapes and people. The landscapes and portraits are showcased in a portfolio on the homepage. The menu can be called and dismissed at will – it is off-canvas and slides in and out from the right side of the screen.
This is the German language website of the movie ‘The Revenant‘ which bagged 3 Oscar awards this year. The website sports full screen images from the film on a slider. If you wish to watch the trailer of the movie, you can do so by clicking on the YouTube video embed in one of the horizontal sections. To understand the story better and to have a context of the period in which it occurred, a timeline regarding fur hunting in America can be accessed from the header. The 11 images are placed on a separate page in a slider.
Chris Koch is a freelance graphic designer. He specializes in print and web design, logos and digital art. Each field is explained in the horizontal sections on the homepage on CKGD.net. Each field also merits a separate section in the portfolio page, where he tries to educate readers about graphic design, not merely showcase his work. You can also buy tees, posters and other stuff, as he sells his work on the website with WooCommerce integration.
Stay Golden is an agency for corporate design and branding, located in Dusseldorf. A sample of their work and the latest news items are placed on sliders in the homepage. The inner pages carry pictures of their work, the services they offer and the golden rules they stick to while carrying out work for a client. Search button is present in the header in the usual way as in most websites, but clicking on it takes a reader to a fully dark page containing only the Search feature, gently persuading a reader to continue a search.
North Trampoline are makers of premium trampolines for use by sky athletes. A full screen outdoor image with a trampoline in focus is what a visitor gets to see on landing on the website. The best features of their product is highlighted with neat drawings. The different models are displayed on the homepages as well as in the Products page. A reader visiting the Athletes page will be truly inspired by the YouTube embeds of athletes in action.
Kruger & Lupis
Kruger & Lupis are a firm of insurance experts in France who promise to cut down on the time taken to process a claim. The progression bars and circles on their Work page gives a reader an idea of their accomplishments. In addition to an individual Contact page, a rather detailed Contact Form is also available in the footer.
Tenfold Creative are in the business of getting brands and campaigns to click with their target audience. Based in Auckland, they have many successful campaigns and awards to their name. The success they have created for brands within the construction industry is portrayed on this site, with a link to their main website in the footer. You can send them a message by clicking on the button placed on the right. It remains sticky and reachable even as you scroll.
Dan Ax is a cinematographer and director of photography, and so his website is all about images – still and reel. A dark background has been used throughout the website, to portray the images strikingly. The images are tightly packed in a grid without any spaces or gaps. The Contact page is neat and innovative and the social media buttons are attractively displayed on this page.
QubaVR is the online home of Quba Michalski, a man who answers to multiple descriptions – Creative Director, Motion Artist, Filmmaker, Problem Solver and Creative Thinker. He currently uses Augmented and Virtual Reality as the main tools to create stories and experiences. Some of his work with clients is placed in full-width horizontal sections on the homepage. By clicking on them, visitors can sample videos made with virtual reality. A blog and a full page Search feature are included in the website.
You can be forgiven if you think that the homepage of Stitched looks like an incomplete game of dots and dashes, but actually the design is appropriate. Stitched offers services to help connect like minded people, to recruit the right person and make a correct match between employer and employee. The website makes full use of the white space and the absence of a footer, to set out neatly in horizontal sections what the team can do.
The Bulletproof Musician
The Bulletproof Musician is the place where Noa offers help to performers afflicted by stage fright. The homepage is kept black and white, with the top half being dark skinned and the lower half reserved for grid images on a white background. Members can login using the breadcrumb navigation in the accent bar at the top of the website.
Images fill the homepage of New Travelist. It serves as a forum where writers, travelers and photographers meet and inspire readers with their love for travel and places. They do this by working to create an archive of pictures and stories about every little place on the earth. Readers can virtually transport themselves to big cities, wilderness and quaint villages through the pages of the blog. You can navigate the website from the transparent header or the broad footer.
An agency that works to transform brands, communication and businesses, Bell uses the one page menu option to escort readers to the pages they want. You cannot miss the milestones they have crossed, as it is highlighted against a bright red background in number counters. The accolades the agency has earned finds a place on the slider in the body of the homepage, as well as in the footer.
Gouppercase deals with accessories for digital products, mostly covers for mobiles and laptops. Keyboard protectors, arm rest protectors, sleeves and more are set in a grid on the homepage. The footer is dark, broad and carries links for the products, and pages. Users can sign up for the newsletter and promotional offers from the footer.
RevUnit is a blog that is devoted to software development and marketing. Appropriately, an image of the keyboard fills the screen on the homepage. The signup button occupies a prominent place, so readers can sign up to receive content in their inbox. The blog posts are displayed in a grid format without gaps or margins. If a reader wants to know more about their work, they can follow the link to their full fledged site. The link is placed both in the header and footer.
The Stylish Citizen
The Stylish Citizen captures photographs of real life people with style and taste. The locations for the photographs are the streets of Munich and some other places. To glance through the photographs city wise or date wise, you’ll have to visit the archives, which is tightly packed with images from cities all over Europe. The About and Contact menu items share the same page.
FitBark promotes health for dogs, helping pet owners catch the early signs of any illness or lack of fitness in their pets. The homepage sports a promotional video. With WooCommerce integration, the website doubles as an online store selling dog health monitors. The sticky header helps a user to move to any page quickly and the sticky social sidebar allows sharing on social networks instantly.
Mad About You
Mad About You is a brand, strategy and visual identity agency. The website is text heavy, explaining in detail the work done by the team. And so the dominant color on the pages is white, to make it easier to read the text.
Atlanta Makers are engaged in connecting the citizens of Atlanta to the craftspeople of their city. The full screen video shows craftspeople at work. A visitor can suggest a craftsperson’s name or start a search in the header region. To navigate the website, you have to scroll to the footer region.
Fiasko are experts in digital communication and their website conveys a distinct identity. The one page menu is off canvas, but navigation is also possible by clicking on a vertical slider on the right. The prominent clients are displayed on a horizontal slider and a number counter keeps track of the number of YouTube views.
Metier is about all things cycling, and more. It is a hub for cycles, equipment, atmosphere, food and community – all related to cycling. It has WooCommerce installed, enabling it to sell online. The homepage has a number of horizontal sections setting out the facilities and services on offer, and a user can click on any section to view the inner pages.
Parlamind uses artificial intelligence to identify customer issues, spot trends and improve user experience. The one-page website is available both in German and in English. Although bright colors are used, the overall effect is pleasing.
Did you know that peanut butter can be used in so many recipes? I counted over 60 recipes in which it can be used on Recipes.Baker’s Cousin blog, all placed in a neat grid on which you can click to read the recipe. Peanut Butter was the ingredient for the contest in which bakers submitted recipes in the last month. The next month’s ingredient is Apples. Any baker desiring to submit a recipe clicks on the ‘Get a Taste ‘ Button and can submit a recipe on the main website after signing up. You’ll be glad of the Back To Top button, seeing the number of entries submitted and displayed in the grid.
Thyme Creative Photography are specialists in photographing food in an enticing manner. The full screen photographs on the slider on the homepage are so vivid, you can almost hear the butter sizzling in the pan. The header is transparent, but turns white and sticky as you scroll down.
Hamish Robertson is a professional photographer. His portfolio page carries exhibits styled to appear like paintings hanging on a wall, against a mute grey background. The menu is retained in the sidebar at the left, leaving the rest of the screen space available for display of photographs. Wherever required, the menu items have sub- items that are well categorized helping a visitor to navigate the website easily.
Virtus offers natural skincare for men. The homepage is minimal, with white colored text against a uniform grey color background, and has an off-canvas menu that slides in from the left.
Titlegraphic is a digital creative studio catering to both established and new businesses. All the pages kept short.The portfolio is well categorized and slotted to different sub pages. The Call to Action buttons are conveniently placed for a reader to see their work and reach out to them.
HostPress is a managed WordPress hosting services provider located in Germany. Their website is kept simple and uses shades of blue and grey on a white background. The header and footer are plain and carry the logo. The homepage carries a video demonstrating the one-click WordPress installation. In the span of 5 pages – homepage, features, Why HostPress, Plans and Contact – a whole load of information about their services is packed.
Mast & Falls
Mast &Falls is an interior design agency started by two friends with a passion for creativity. The creativity is on display in the design of their website too, built with Uncode. Full screen images on sliders carry pictures of beautiful interior works. Sliders are used for carrying client testimonials and post titles. Their key strengths are highlighted in the sidebar. A helpful Scroll to the Top button can be found on all the pages.
Uncode is a highly flexible, customizable and creative multipurpose theme. As one of the top selling creative themes, I’m sure there are many more great websites on the internet built using this theme. You can check out more websites in the Uncode WordPress Theme Showcase. If you’ve come across any, or if you run any awesome website on Uncode, drop us a line in the comments below.PURCHASE UNCODE NOW!