What could be more mesmerizing than the ability to fill an entire page with your portfolio items, using every inch of online real estate to showcase your work?
That’s how the masonry portfolio effect works, and it provides a more visually appealing interface than the standard grid layout in which images are separated by white space. Grid displays are great if all of your images are the same size proportions, but if your theme isn’t set to resize the images properly and force the grid-styled display, you can end up with a mess of different sized images instead of a nice, tight grid, and a lot of distracting and unpredictable white space.
It isn’t really difficult to create a masonry portfolio – if you have the time and the jQuery or CSS skills to do it. If you don’t possess those skills, however, there are some excellent theme options available that will let you have this stunning masonry portfolio display without breaking the bank or making you crazy with coding.
The Serenity WordPress theme by Wow Themes is one such option. Perfect for freelancers or for business that need to showcase their work, Serenity presents masonry portfolio options with a click, that display images with or without captions, and provides for two, three, or four column layouts.
Both the Biscaya and Asher Themes provide the masonry option for showcasing work as well as having an awesome and very clean display for single portfolio items as well as the masonry presentation for displaying multiple works that will impress even the most discerning eye. All three of these modern, responsive themes come with multiple skin options at a click of the mouse so color and style are not an issue.
All of the Wow Themes for WordPress have an intuitive and intelligent admin panel, a host of theme options and shortcodes, and unparalleled support and documentation. For building masonry portfolios, these are three of the best theme options on the market and you’ll get more than your money’s worth in terms of return value and ease of use.