IntroductionPanoramic is a cut-down version of the premium Forest theme. The difference with Panoramic is that it's got fewer customisable theme navigation, style and colour settings. Some elements within the page (like the site title and footer) are placed differently too. Panoramic is perfect for anybody new to RapidWeaver seeking a decent starter theme that speaks quality or for anybody just needing a basic, all-purpose RapidWeaver theme.
Although provided for free, Panoramic has a decent array of colour settings (enough to rival and exceed the choice provided in some paid themes from other companies). A key feature of this theme is the header bar (which can be set to either fixed or scrolling) and the multi-level, responsive drop-drop down menu; the latter of which is often only found exclusively in premium ThemeFlood themes. The use of the thin Raleway font face for headings and the serif Lora font face for body content gives Panoramic a clean appearance.
Pages built with Panoramic will load quickly and scroll smoothly without any jerkiness (a common flaw with some RapidWeaver themes that rely too heavily on many stacks for layout, animation or parallax effects). As a sign of quality, we use valid HTML5 markup in Panoramic and you can expect this theme to work flawlessly with all major web browsers and different handheld devices. So no more hassle of building different websites for different devices!
Consider using Forest...As mentioned already, Panoramic is a cut-down version of the premium Forest theme. You should consider purchasing and using Forest instead if you require the following features in a similarly styled theme:
- Space for large site titles, logo images and slogan text
- A choice of more navigation layouts, including split and sidebar block navigation layouts
- More body background options
- Special effects that can be instantly applied to static images within the FreeStyle banner
- More font face options for the headings, navigation and body content
- Border effects applied to the top and bottom of the FreeStyle banner
- Text line height and font size settings
- The option to quickly split a styled text, HTML code or markdown page into multiple responsive columns
- A greater choice of theme maximum-width settings
- More sidebar width and positioning options
- A more extensive list of theme colour settings, for more page elements
- No designer / developer attributions in the website footer