Serendipitous was our first theme release and the beauty that helped kick off this theme shop a little over a year ago. So much has changed in the past year for what is “in” for websites and it was time for a makeover. What started out as cleaning up the code and changing the images, turned into a major overhaul. The only thing that is the same with this beautiful theme is the sticky nav and slide size, everything else is totally new. Modern styling, parallax image sections, home badge and the same great widget areas you will find in the newer themes, are just a few of the changes. Check out the demo to see this beauty in action!
Seriously how gorgeous is this mood board by Christine Capone over at Main Street Web Studio! This was the inspiration and starting point for what you see in the the demo. A mood board provides clarity and direction for a project. Once the colors were set and the overall mood defined, the demo went up beautifully. Christine is seriously like a mood board ninja! They are always gorgeous and put together so beautifully.
No matter what your niche it is important to have quality images. The gorgeous images from Her Creative Studio were the finally piece to the makeover. All of the images you see in the demo came from the stock shop. It was important that the images were cohesive, modern and feminine. Of course every image in the stock shop met that criteria. If you are in need of stock images for your site, or social media I highly recommend checking out Her Creative Studio.
Already have Serendipitous?
In the last year we sold just over 400 copies of the original Serendipitous. If you already own it, you can upgrade to Hello Serendipitous for free. BUT before you go and upgrade it is important to understand that while I’m saying this is a theme “makeover” it really is a totally new theme. Styling is different, portfolio is different (no grayscale) and the “blogging goodies” have been removed. We decided to remove them because it is bad practice to build a theme with built in shortcodes. It means if you ever change your theme down the road, which I know many of you do often, then everything you have built with that shortcode will no longer work. If you used the shortcodes in the original Serendipitous, you will need to go back to those pages/posts and change the styling. Genesis column classes, pricing table and buttons are all still in the new theme.
Before you switch I highly recommend that you view the demo and think about what you can’t go without that is in your current theme. Then check to see if it is available in the new theme.
The Homepage Layout
* As seen in the demo