Not long ago, TemplateMonster gave birth to Intense, and today it’s the first regeneration of our powerful brainchild. Over a short period of time, it mastered skills to accelerate page loading, optimize video playback, empower the search system, facilitate navigation, enhance project presentation … Alright, let’s explore each achievement of Intense one by one.
The 1.1 pack of Intense updates can be divided into three parts: improved features, new features, and new designs. Check out each of them and how it can help you streamline your web development in a detailed overview below.
Faster Page Loading. Let your website pages load with lightning speed, literally fly. Elements of Intense pages were fully optimized to increase the loading speed.
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RD Background Video Performance. Forget about any slowdowns in the playback of your background videos. Their performance undergone optimization to make sure nothing impedes your content presentation.
RD Video Player Performance. Now the video player built into Intense consumes less memory, which improves its work dramatically.
Faster Homepage Loader. Provide an instant access to your content once visitors enter your site. Now it takes only 3,5 seconds for the homepage loader to disappear before the Swiper slider shows up.
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Intense New Features
Search Tokens. Let visitors feel the search of your site in a completely new way. Swap boring headlines on your search results pages for attractive blog post previews with publication dates, tags, etc. By means of tokens, you can turn your website’s search engine into a fully-fledged system.
Ajax Full-Screen Search. In addition to search tokens, you can benefit from a cutting-edge Ajax component. It allows visitors to make a search in a full-screen mode. Intense developers did their best to streamline your onsite search.
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New Options in Sass Variables. The updated pack of Intense provides even more capabilities for developers. There are a lot of new options in Sass variable meant for faster and more efficient configuration. To streamline the whole process, you can stylize almost any component in a single file.
Member Boxes Component. Unveil the faces behind your company using member boxes. In the extended Bootstrap toolkit, you can choose from 5 types of boxes to introduce your team members with names, positions, photos, and links to social accounts in most cases. This component will give a more reliable look to your web presence.
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Intense New Designs
Personal Blog Child Theme
What bloggers will appreciate about the Intense update 1.1 is a new child theme for personal blogs. Designed in the light tone, it makes the interface easy on the eye, while ample clean space and streamlined typography provides maximum readability. The theme comes with pre-designed pages for the homepage, about info, blog archive, and contacts that can be accessed from a fixed sidebar.
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Minimal Blue Skin
Upon many clients’ requests, Minimal Blue Skin was added to the first pack of Intense updates. Its content-rich yet minimalist layout is composed of blocks highlighting the general info about company, its stats, product features, portfolio, team members, partners, and some other details. To support the content, the skin makes skilful use of dynamic counters, icons, and ghost buttons across the layout. For easier browsing, the portfolio features a filtering option, while partners’ logos are compactly arranged in a slider. On hover, visitors can see icons linked to the social accounts of each team member. To boost the user engagement, the layout of this skin also has a video block.
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About Me Page Variant 2
Intense also got an alternative version of the about page to diversify your opportunities of self-presentation. Compared to the default version, the new one has a more simplistic layout devoid of multiple UI elements. It features only a large photo, a few paragraphs of text, and a catchy CTA button allowing visitors to get in touch with you.
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Contact Us Page Variant 2
Build contact pages of any type with Intense. Its updated pack contains a new version of the contact page with a different arrangement of UI elements. For easier scannability, phone, email and address details are listed with icons. Under them, there are also follow buttons leading to your social profiles.
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503 Service Page Template
Here’s a cool complement to the 404 page template from the initial pack. With the help of the 503 page, you can notify visitors that there’s currently no access to a certain service.
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Blog Timeline Archive Template
What bloggers can also find useful is a possibility to create an archive in the timeline style. It can help readers navigate through heaps of content and do it with maximum ease thanks to extra features, e.g. built-in search, categories and tags.
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Portfolio Single Project Template
Present each project of your portfolio in a completely new way. By means of a large slideshow taking most of the page space, your works will always stay in focus. You can complement slides with a paragraph of introductory text followed by a list of project’s characteristics. The new single project template is all about a skilful combination of visuals and text.
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Fixed Sidebar Header
Bring your website navigation to a new level. With this thought-out header, you can locate your logo, search option, and burger menu unobtrusively on a sidebar. It stays in constant view while scrolling. This header type comes in light and dark styles to let you choose the one matching your entire site design.
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Footer Layout Variant 3
Each footer version of Intense pursues its own goal. The layout available in the 1.1 pack of updates is designed to motivate visitors for social interaction. It features all the necessary instruments for such a purpose, from follow icons and subscription form to Twitter feed and Instagram gallery.
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How to Get the Pack of Updates
To get the pack of Intense updates, follow three simple steps:
- Log in to your account.
- Reactivate the link.
- Download the latest archive.
That’s all. Fast and easy.
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As you can see, this multipurpose HTML5 template offers a lot to modernize your web development projects. Keep in mind that it’s just the first update of Intense. Soon, you will get an access to even more new features, skins, child themes, and page layouts, so stay tuned. By the way, what would you like to see in the next pack of updates? Feel free to share your thoughts with use in comments and we’ll take them into account in our work.