Strikingly.com is a cloud-based content management system (CMS) that allows users to create, launch, and edit a variety of professional websites as easily as a Text Document. While competitors include Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace among others, Strikingly features an extremely easy to use interface with bold themes and layouts. I designed my own custom theme during their recruitment process to amplify existing functionality and content widgets with a bold wow-factor.
Inventory of Existing Themes
Early Ideas - “Vivid” Theme
I basically took aspects of the "Coffee" and "Perspective" themes to come up with this new hybrid template. I wanted a theme with parallax scrolling without "Perspective's" blocky layout.
I've noticed Strikingly's newer templates have rich placeholder imagery and text to illustrate possible use cases, as opposed to simple pages with generic labels. I, therefore, built a template for an architecture firm which would likely want to prominently feature their projects.
I've included the "Strikingly" branding for reference even though some features are only available with paid accounts.