DotMag Theme Review
DotMag WordPress Theme is flexible multi-column magazine theme developed by MyThemeShop. DotMag Theme is made of great homepage structure where dual columns are used for featured posts and other section is left for sidebar where you can put banner or any other widget based contents. jQuery tabbed widget saves extra space which is required to display two widgets for different purpose. For e.g. Recent post and Popular post both can be shown with multi tab widget, hence you will save 50% of the space on widget bar and utilize it to display advertisement or social media widget e.g. “Facebook like box”.
DotMag WordPress Theme is supplied with featured slider with many options to customize it from different angles. The slider doesn’t show only image on the full space, rather it will show featured image on left side and other half space will be used for post excerpt and slider thumbnails. Hence slider showcase style is somewhat different than all the other templates, but such a unique design would also create great impression on the viewers mind. Moreover slider and menu section is optimized with dark background, this type of color scheme makes picture and font look perfectly visible.
With the demo page of DotMag WordPress Theme the texture background is used from built-in styles, but you can later texture style with the given collection. Featured posts at front-page are arranged nicely with fixed block style, hence it looks crisp and doesn’t distract attention from the viewers angle. Template options panel gives you styling page from where you get features to select left or right sidebar layout, patterns style with 16 variations and more. Custom CSS box is also situated on the same-page, when you need to make basic chance in CSS for font and other styling related areas you can add custom text in this box. This will save you from any uncertain breakdowns.
There are other user demands which needs to be confirmed, one of them are responsive feature for all round device support. DotMag WordPress Theme is well coded to adjust instantly with any layout of viewers device, with the revising technology world this feature has also become necessary to target all type of viewers. The menu options are shared in two section which is primary and secondary menu space. The primary area located on top section at the beginning of the page and secondary menu space is considered below header. Both have their own importance and advantages.
DotMag WordPress Theme Features:
- Widget ready front-page
- Dual column homepage design
- Slider for important posts
- Responsive design – Tested
- 2 Menus with drop-down
- Related post view – no plugin required
- Latest posts shown on main-page in relevant category box
- Add / Remove featured box of main categories on homepage
- Custom areas for widget : footer, sidebar, header
- Social widget support
- Email and RSS feed support
- Show twitter updates and Facebook followers on sidebar
- SEO supported for finest ranking
- Advertisement ready
- Quick loading – light weight design
- Free setup manual and PSD files
- Custom theme options page with all features
- Use on multiple sites