Helping you build great Rapidweaver websites

Choosing the right theme

  • Stacks Image 118
  • Stacks Image 120
  • Stacks Image 122
  • Stacks Image 124
  • Stacks Image 126

The first thing to understand about using a theme to build your website is that it's going to limit your design choices. If you're just starting out - or if you don't know anything about design - this is a good thing. The people who build Rapidweaver themes know their stuff and will pick a selection of fonts, colours, menu styles and other bits of screen 'furniture' that fit together properly and will work well across a range of different devices and screen sizes.

This saves you a tremendous amount of effort, so it's worth taking the time to choose the right theme.

The big things to consider are:

  • do you want your menu to run along the top of the website, down one side or appear as a full-screen overlay?
  • what do you want the mobile menu to look like?
  • what kind of typography and colour scheme do you want (do you have to fit in with your existing brand, for example)?
  • do you want it to be a single page site that keeps scrolling down or have multiple, different pages?
  • and how much money do you want to spend - most themes start at £20.00, but prices range from $20.00 to $80.00

We don't necessarily want to recommend one theme developer over another, so instead, here's a selection of themes we've used that represent a few of the typical styles on offer.

Strata is a great example of a flexible theme that includes a vertical menu
Natural shows a theme with a large 'hero' banner and a mobile-style menu that's also used for desktop devices
Voyager Pro has a similar layout but clicking on the menu opens a full-screen overlay menu on all devices
Flood is a brilliant example of a super-simple theme that can be used to create all sorts of different sites
Streamline meanwhile is a theme that's designed to showcase visuals and has excellent typography

This is just a small selection of the kinds of pre-built themes you can buy for Rapidweaver.


The Werks, 45 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BE | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Made in Brighton & Hove by Hove Web Design

Like nearly every website in the universe we use things called 'cookies' to give you the best possible experience. We also link to other sites which also use cookies - same thing applies. Our Privacy Policy explains how this works. If that sounds OK, please dismiss this message and carry on with what you were doing. If not, please navigate away from this site.