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What's better, stylish theme or user friendly/fast theme?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Daswebrofl, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Daswebrofl

    Daswebrofl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    As the title says, what do you think?
     
  2. SimpleSiteSolutions

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    It depends what you're doing but generally you want to keep it fast and simple to keep your visitor focused on your content without many distractions
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you're creating a blog, the type of theme you should choose is dependant upon what would appeal more to your target audience. For example:

    • If my target audience consisted of older people, I would use a theme that focuses on user-friendliness>speed>style
    • If my target audience consisted of millennials who are accustomed to instant gratification, I would use a theme that focuses on speed>style>user-friendliness
    • If my target audience consisted of hair dressers or hair dressing clients, I would find a theme that focuses on style>speed>user-friendliness
    ​*User-friendliness being defined as being easily searchable, navigated, and responsive (while excluding speed for the sake of the examples).
     
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  4. GroundUp

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    Being fast and user friendly doesn't mean it can't be stylish. But as the guys above say it all depends on what your user wants.
     
  5. Titans

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    Btemplates is free.
    Themeforest is paid.
     
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    i always prefer a fast theme.So does matt cutts :)
     
  7. backbonee

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    try some bootstrap type of themes...
     
  8. schwarzesauto

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    fast theme and white and clean stylish
     
  9. Mjohnson7110

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    Fast theme. The easier to navigate the better