Salient is WordPress theme from ThemeNectar. It has been purchased over 40,000 times and has an active community of users. An updated version has recently been released and it promises improved performance coupled with bug fixes. Visual composer is now a plugin in the new version rather than being inbuilt in the theme itself and existing users will have to activate it in their Admin panel.
The theme has a number of features that help to bring out varying design concepts. Some highlights are listed for you here,-
- Box roller effect with video
- HTML5 canvas header BG option
- New nav effects
- Full screen menu option
- New icon set that can be animated
- New promo page
- Nectar Builder, a new version of Visual Composer that can be used to help build any number of gorgeous pages with just Drag and Drop and no coding
- Swipe enabled, unlimited instances with full screen and loop options.
- Video backgrounds natively supported in a touch friendly Nectar Slider
- Extensive theme options that can be customized to a great extent
- 100% responsive design
- Coded to pixel perfection
- Shortcode generator available on editor in both visual and text tabs
- Tons of portfolio configuration options and layouts that are flexible and easy to use
- 3 full icon sets – steady sets, linecons and font awesome
Some of the Salient powered websites examples that use the theme are featured here so that you can have an idea of the possibilities with Salient.
StorNext offers digital storage solutions for every production and archive need. They can add cloud capability to websites without disrupting workflow. It is a very creative Salient theme example, and one on my favorite ones.
Visual Working is a media production company whose specialty is state of the art imaging. Their website makes good use of the Nectar Slider from Salient to carry a number of video images that showcases their prowess in unconventional productions. A number of embedded videos from Vimeo find their place in the homepage.
Boost Audio can help to sell beats to a targeted audience by sharing email lists with the sellers. Their website uses imagery to depict the music industry and there are a few call to action buttons placed strategically on the homepage.
Bryce Cooley is a pastor and a designer and he has used Salient in his website to showcase both his vocations.
A company in the business of PR & Media, SEO, digital marketing, web services and web maintenance. Avant’s website is also built on the Salient theme.
Avioa is the design enterprise of Alex Redondo. His website uses horizontal layers to explain the work done by the enterprise. On landing, a visitor sees a single page with a merged header. Next, a downward arrow takes you to more content in the bottom half of the page. Then, the header becomes prominent as you begin to scroll. Overall, interesting layout from a designer!
Athlete Interactive is a digital branding agency for professional athletes. They promise to maximize earning potential of the athletes by image management with their digital services. Furthermore, they display a few of their success stories on the revolution slider on their website which is based on the agency format from Salient.
Tropicana Beach Club
Salient comes in handy for building the website for the Tropicana Beach Club.
American Mold Services
American Mold Services is in the business of maintaining healthy and clean internal environment. They have kept it simple and business like in their website. The scroll down button and the scroll to the top button in the homepage makes navigating the website easy.
Non-tech entrepreneurs can find an enabler, and techies can find an accelerator in Appdupe. Their website showcases some of the possibilities in the app world. Meanwhile, the numerous, convenient call to action buttons make the website user friendly.
Eight by Eight
Eight by Eight is the website of a magazine of the same name. It’s based on Salient theme. This example shows that you can use Salient theme for magazine websites.
Another Love Story
Another Love Story is the website of Happenings and Homebeat, which organize weekend celebrations and other events. The site is well organized on Salient, keeping the homepage free of clutter. This helps focus one’s attention to the neat parallax scrolling in the homepage. Their website also utilizes the image gallery to showcase previous events.
Painted Pixel Studio
Painted Pixel Studio is in the business of design (graphic and web), branding and internet marketing. They proclaim their love for technology in their header, and it shows in the way their own website has been built on Salient. They showcase the different services that they can offer together with their strengths in the header itself.
Jessica Carver is a product designer, and has her website mounted on the Salient theme.
White Knight Video
White Knight Video creates videos for businesses to help them explain their products and services to potential customers. The website also uses colorful animations to convey this effectively to visitors.
The Sleep Lady
Kim West, also known as The Sleep Lady, uses Salient on her website to offer tips and methods for a good night’s sleep. She also offers advices to create better sleep habits for the family.
Launch Effect describes itself as a provider of co-living space for innovators. It targets engineers and entrepreneurs for collaboration, taking away routine tasks and leaving them to focus on their ideas. Their website is also based on Salient.
Living Wholy is a website dedicated to wellness and nutrition. It is based on Salient. It is also easy to navigate and quite well laid out.
Retroyspective are video makers that create an impact. They present a story or a concept from a totally different perspective, and their works and pieces of art are showcased on their Salient-based website.
The Sponge is a branding service. Their website has some attention-grabbing options like free webinars and free ratings for your brand, which are positioned in the right side of their homepage. Call to action buttons are freely used, which can tempt a visitor to further navigate and explore.
Camp Timber Lane
Camp Timber Lane was established more than 60 years ago, and has catered to three generations of campers. Their website is also based on the Salient theme. This is a great example, a well-utilized full-screen slider.
Conner Productions specializes in delivering professional video effects to non-professional editors. The Nectar revolution slider from Salient has helped them display a number of templates that showcase their capabilities.
Gavin Ash is a cinematographer, photographer and graphic designer. He has also used Salient to build his website, where he displays his bodies of work.
Imagiinate offers web hosting and IT plans and beautiful, responsive and affordable web design for startups and small businesses. Their own website has also made use of a number of customizable theme options from Salient to present information in a relevant and easy to find way.
Baron Visuals is engaged in the business of the visualization of stories in video format. The website also uses Salient as their base theme.
Mixte is a PR and communications company that focuses on telling the stories of companies that want good things for communities. Their Salient-themed website is made attractive by the very small video at the bottom and the neat arrangement of their services, clients and team on the homepage.
Ted is the personal blog of Ted Murphy, a serial entrepreneur. The site is also based on the Salient theme.
Powerhouse is a creative studio that helps brands flourish in the social era. They also sell products online and the Sort and Filter options will help a visitor in choosing from the wide ranges in the ‘shop’ segment.
Casail Gobbo is a luxurious villa which offers staying options to visitors. The stunning photographs of the beautiful villa are sure to tempt visitors.
The Foundry Ministries
Lastly, the Foundry Ministries is a voluntary organization that works in reshaping the lives of the people who need it the most. Their website, which also uses Salient, has its segments well-organized, so that visitors can easily access any needed information. Furthermore, the many call to action buttons make it easy for a visitor to donate or volunteer to their vision and mission.
To conclude, Salient is an extremely customizable multipurpose WordPress theme. With it, you can turn almost any content into a work of art. You can also give wide expressions to your creativity, and find that your imagination is your only limit. If you have used Salient on your website, too, do let us know so that we can check out how creative and imaginative you have been!