This theme is called Ballard. Is it named for the neighborhood in Seattle, famous for ultra-rich hipsters and $10 cups of coffee, expensive dive bars and aging hippies with million dollar houses? If so, I’m not sure it’s hit the mark in terms of design.
Ballard is a incredibly clean, basic and flat vCard or personal resumé theme. Made by Tommus Rhodus, Ballard has a distinct style, a multi-niche design that works for more than just vCards, there are several different demo styles we’re going to highlight in this post. (PS – Tommus Rhodus created another great theme we just reviewed, it’s called Foundry. It’s a flat, Bootstrap theme for business, so it’s got a lot in common with Ballard here.)
What does Tommus Rhodus have to say about Ballard? Read on to find out.
Ballard is a finely crafted, minimal WordPress Theme for creative professionals, restaurants, law firms and agencies looking to establish a smart online presence. We’ve gone for a simple approach without a page builder, meaning your site will be easy to use, and most importantly, fast to load with no plugin bloat!
Stand out from the multi purpose crowd with bold templates that bring your resume or portfolio to life. Build a unique agency website that represents the attitude of your brand. Ballard’s strong restaurant template has a contemporary design edge that blends seamlessly with your business aesthetic. We think Ballard looks so good, there should be a law against the included legal firm template!
Agencies, personal CVs, restaurants and law firms, that’s the niches that Tommus Rhodus recommends you consider Ballard for. I don’t know about any of that but I do know a little bit about Tommus Rhodus, enough to know they make really cleanly coded, very popular WordPress themes. The vast majority of themes they’ve created get rave reviews, averaging 4.8 overall with almost 2500 total reviews so far across all of their themes.
That’s a lot of reviews.
Considering they’ve sold their themes nearly 50k times, they’ve got their game dialed in. Support is fantastic, the documentation is strong. There’s really quite a bit to like with all their themes and Ballard is set to join the ranks of the best vCards around.
Here’s the simple, dark background restaurant theme style.
Here’s a strange one, the blue screen of death WordPress theme!
They’re saying that’s for a design or creative agency. Sure, why not? Who needs more than a color and some words?
Well, we’ll be back in the near future to take a crack at more reviews of WordPress gems. Stay tuned!