Our monthly exercise – from the various startups & smartphone apps that this Website featured in February, our internal editorial team has zeroed in on South African startup Layers & decided to award it the title of the ‘Most Useful Startup of the Month’ for February 2015.
Layers has been designed with a brand new responsive framework that reacts to screensize & Content. This new WP Site builder dynamically adjusts the Site Content, meaning no spacing issues or out of balance page designs. Its Dynamic Typography helps give readers the right reading experience irrespective of the font used. A 1000 pixel grid is used as a baseline to ensure that the Content is always structured correctly to create balanced layouts. The team at Layers claims its framework was created ‘mobile first’ & then scaled up for Tablets & desktops.
Layers is activated as a WP theme & works directly in the latter’s Customizer. One of the biggest benefits of this is that even as you go about making design changes, it’s visible right there & then in your WP account. Besides the fact that this new WP Page Site Builder is free, it also offers what it calls a test Site for 3 days to experiment around. You can take it for a test drive & if you like what you see, get a full-time account. For free.
The new WP Site builder comes with the entire range of things – from child themes to extensions. Another plus point about Layer is that it allows the integration of WooCommerce, 1 of the popular eCommerce platform. So if you are making an e-com Site, this could just work for you.
Layers is also Open Source & copyrighted to South Africa’s Obox Themes.
Read up on Layars here.
See the list of all our ‘Most Useful Startups’.