In October of 2015, Weebly [prematurely] launched 'Carbon', the 3rd generation of its drag and drop website building platform. If you were with Weebly then, you most likely remember the unprecedented amount of bugs 'Carbon' had which left many Weebly sites inoperable and in disarray, and many Weebly customers fuming. To add insult to injury, Weebly removed all of its old responsive themes with 'Carbon's' introduction, but eventually made them available again to just Weebly accounts that were opened before 'Carbon's' release' to appease irate Weebly users.
In 2017, these non-responsive themes are still available to pre-Carbon Weebly accounts, but they're just that - not responsive. In an effort to modernize these themes, Weebly Tricks will bring back Weebly's old non-responsive themes, make them 100% responsive, and then make them available to you! Yes, you can get excited now.
New Theme: Justin27R
Old Theme: Justin27
Justin27 was one of the original Weebly themes, dating as far back as Weebly generation 1. This Weebly theme was the go-to theme during Weebly's beginning. Its trademark styling cue has to be the 3D navigation background ribbon from which both a banner and the main content area seamlessly fit through.
In paying homage to this Weebly great, we've brought Justin27 back from the dead and made it a competent player in today's responsive world. Not only is it now 100% responsive, but being built on a Weebly 4 platform, it has Weebly 4's customizable header and sections element. This first one is on us!
RetroGrunge was one of Weebly's more liberal themes with its bold and attention grabbing font, and not a solid background color in sight. What really brought the theme together were the squiggly borders that surrounded the banner, connected the header to the main content area, and the main content area to the footer,
Introducing RetroGrungeR, the 100% responsive decedent of RetroGrunge, built on the Weebly 4 platform. You guessed it -- RetroGrungeR comes with Weebly 4's customizable header and sections element. We're interested to see if anyone can beautifully mesh a Weebly 4 sections element with this older style Weebly theme.
Justin25 was one of Weebly's highest rated older themes, but it's back and now 100% responsive! How can you not love the instant comfort Justin25 brings to the table? With its iconic blue sky banner image, to its beauitfully overlapped content area into the header and footer, no corner of this theme was untouched.
Well he's 100% back and 100% responsive -- you can call him Justin25R. Absolutely everything you loved about this theme is here and more. Since Justin25R is built on the Weebly 4 platform, this theme now has -- wait for it -- Weebly 4's customizable header and sections element. Oh yes we did!
If you've been with Weebly for a while -- many years -- then you're likely familiar with its older theme Open. Open was a cool, liberal, and purely expressive theme with its fixed background image and transparent content and navigation areas. It's the theme everyone wanted to represent their site, with a select few taking the radical plunge.
We couldn't let this legend fade way -- so we dusted it off, gave it a relevancy pep talk, and made it 100% responsive. Say hello to the direct descendant of Open, Open R! Everything you loved about this theme is back on the Weebly 4 platform with customizable headers and the section element. She missed you!
With a default urban banner image, and a vertical rainbow streaked background, you get UrbanRainbow, one of Weebly's highest rated older themes. What made it so highly rated? We're not sure, but having a customizable background and a dimension and gradient rich navigation and content area definitely didn't hurt.
If something is rated so well, why get rid of it? We don't know the answer to this either, but why not bring it back? Bring UrbanRainbow back we did, but this time around it's, yes, 100% responsive, and carries Weebly 4's customizable header and section element. You can even toggle on or off the rainbow streaked background!
Let us know what you think about bringing back Weebly's old non-responsive themes and making them responsive in the comments below! Are you still using an older Weebly theme? Could this benefit you? Which older Weebly theme should we make responsive next?
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