Packed Full of Innovations; Melrose Avenue is Our Latest HTML5 Content Site, Store, and Blog Site Design
Melrose Avenue is a hodgepodge of all that encompasses L.A. This diverse thoroughfare manages to be eccentric and mainstream, affordable and upscale, grungy and glamorous, all at once. The most wonderful thing about this vibrant, lively street is that the shopping, dining, and people watching are second to none.
That’s exactly how we feel about the latest of our new Designer Series for our HTML5 Content Sites, Stores, and Blogs. Melrose Avenue is loaded with a ton of firsts that collectively add up to one of prettiest designs we have created to date!
The biggest first for Melrose Avenue (and now for ALL HTML5 Content Sites, Stores, and Blogs) is that the rotating top image area on Marquee Plus Pages has been increased to a max of 650 pixels in height, giving you even more control and customization for your site.
Where Champs-Élysées was all about textures, Melrose Avenue is all about color. The designer element here is the menu navigation background. There are nine different designer color elements to choose from when you select Melrose Avenue as your template.
For the first time, the page title bar is designed in unison with the navigation bar. A drop shadow from the menu bar, plus a 3D ribbon atop the selected menu item pulls it all together into one glamorous element reminiscent of L.A.’s classic Deco architecture. The sub-menus slightly overlap the navigation bar to create a snazzy, layered look, and when a page is selected the 3D ribbon slides to the appropriate position.
Our Designer Social Media Icons are showcased on the right side of the navigation bar. You can display up to five icons! Also shown on the blog screen shot below is the subtlest of graphic elements: discreet ruled lines separate the blog posts.
Now for our final first! The Melrose Avenue Store has the Sign In and View Cart tabs along the top of the navigation bar instead of the top of the page. That’s not all that’s new about these tabs, for the first time these tabs have separate background color controls to mix or match with the overall color scheme!
Are you ready to use one of the most innovative templates of our Designer Series? Check out the sample sites to see if Melrose Avenue is the perfect place for you!
Special thanks to Jill Beninato of Sit.Stay.Smile for sharing her images for the sample of Melrose Avenue HTML5 Content Site, and to Mary Elizabeth Arts for sharing images used on the Core Business Solution and E-Commerce Solution samples.