What Themes meant for our studio
Save time, save budget
The most enticing aspect of the concept of a ‘Theme’ for us was the opportunity to save time and save budget.
A Theme translated to us as an opportunity to find a piece of functionality we found ourselves building out on almost all of our projects, and then create a Theme for it once, do it really well, and never have to do it again.
More time for the ‘Schmizzle’
Schmizzle (/ˈʃmɪz(ə)l/), is a word used by some to describe those parts of a website that are a little fancy. If you ask the two of us, schmizzle is what gives a website character and makes a lasting impression on a visitor.
Though, alas, it’s difficult to justify website functionality that is falls under the category of ‘schmizzle’ to the people laying down their hard earned dollar (your clients).
However, Themes presented the opportunity to quickly spin up the more common functionality and pages of our project, hence creating time for our creative pursuits. That’s pretty schmizzle. Schmizzle.
Give some love back to the Open Source
Our business had been running on the back of Gatsby. All of our projects had used it as a framework to build our projects on, and its performance benefits and out of the box functionalities had been a competitive edge to win our clients. We’d saved countless hours of our time by pulling in packages of functionality built by the Gatsby community.
Gatsby Themes meant if we were to build polished packages of functionality we thought would be useful to our web builds, chances are they might also be to someone else. Share the love!