StudioPress have checked out their theme sales and downloads to find out what their customers really want and the #1 message is clear, simple and written in large flashing neon lights… they want parallax.
And you can understand why.
Parallax scrolling reduces bounce rate, improves storytelling and generates natural backlinks and social shares
With the Altitude Pro Genesis child theme, StudioPress has taken Genesis/parallax integration to the next level… and that can only be good news for you and your online business.
Today’s web users require a more dynamic experience to stave off boredom and reduce the “back button” impulse. There’s no better way to wrangle their short attention spans than through parallax web design.
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Parallax Scrolling Web Design
Genesis/parallax integration taken to the next level
With so many parallax WordPress themes out there, what lifts Altitude Pro above the others.
The first thing is that Altitude Pro comes out of the box with a seven-section parallax-ready homepage. All you have to do is supply the background images (or use the default ones), add your own words, and you’re up and running.
If you head over to the Altitude demo site and scroll down the homepage, you’ll see how the background images dim as you scroll and lead you gently on to the next section.
There are also a few less obvious features that separate Altitude from other parallax themes.
The typography allows the words to stand out without overshadowing the imagery, the graphics, which highlight the features and the understated rollover link effects.
The blog page and single post pages are also setup without sidebars, in order to place the entire focus on your content without the clutter that distracts on so many sites.
Altitude Pro features
The Altitude Pro theme is a modern Genesis 2.0 child theme, which means that it comes with HTML5 markup, mobile responsiveness, airtight security, and fabulous support from the guys over at StudioPress.
Genesis 2.0 was released in August 2013 and since then StudioPress have been updating old themes and producing new themes to be HTML5 ready.
For a full list of HTML5 ready child themes check out All the latest Genesis child themes.
Altitude features also include: Colour styles, custom background, custom header, HTML5 markup, landing page, mobile responsive, theme customizer and theme options.
The parallax effects will grab your eye, but it’s the features and flexibility will move your mind.
Altitude Pro is a theme with a purpose, and that purpose to take you and your online business higher.
Setting up Altitude Pro… no coding skills required
No coding skills are required to set up Altitude Pro, setup uses a combination of:
WordPress native functionality – for site title and description, custom header, custom background, menus etc.
Widget areas – all you have to do is drag widgets into these widget areas, add content and save.
When you buy Altitude Pro you get access to the download area where you’ll find full and comprehensive setup instructions including screenshots and any html used in the theme demo. If you want to use the html all you have to do is copy and paste it.
When you purchase a StudioPress child theme, you’ll be given access to the StudioPress download area.
This area contains all the themes you’ve purchased plus comprehensive setup instructions for each theme including screenshots and any HTML code used in the demo site.
The setup instructions also give details of plugins and plugin settings used on the demo site.
The StudioPress setup documentation for Altitude Pro covers everything you need from “Pre-Installation Setup” through to “Special Widget areas” and is broken down into the following six sections:
Altitude Pro setup documentation sections
Child Theme Installation
How To Import Demo Content
#2 Customize Your Settings
Genesis Theme Settings
Site Title Header Text
Custom Header Image
Front Page Background Images
#3 Front Page Setup
Front Page Layout
Front Page Layout Configurations
Front Page 1 to 7 Widget Areas
Footer 1 Widget Area
After Entry Widget Area
Recent Posts Widget Settings
Genesis User Profile Widget Settings
Text Widget Settings
#5 Page Templates
Archive Page Template
Blog Page Template
Landing Page Template
How Do I Change…?
As you can see the setup information is thorough and comprehensive allowing you to set up your theme easily and… absolutely no coding skills required.
Harness the power of parallax scrolling with the Altitude Pro Genesis child theme
There are lots of advantages to using parallax scrolling including: enhanced user experience, reduced bounce rate, improved storytelling, increased backlinks and social shares and just having a great looking site that grabs and holds attention.
Altitude Pro has made it easy for the non coder to set up a fully customised Parallax homepage and take full advantage of the benefits that it brings.
For pricing and other details head on over to StudioPress, put Altitude Pro through its paces and pick up your copy today.
StudioPress customers have spoken through their actions, specifically theme sales and downloads. And those actions have communicated one message loud and clear: you want parallax.
Hope you enjoyed the review and found it helpful and if you have any thoughts on WordPress Parallax themes in general or Altitude Pro in particular, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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My thanks and gratitude to StudioPress for the graphics and details of the Altitude Pro theme used in this post.