The virtual card or vCard has become an essential digital business tool. It started its early years on cellular phones during the early 2000s. It was used by people to instantly exchange business card details such as phone numbers and addresses with clients and colleagues.
The vCard phenomenon has spread throughout the web rapidly and astute professionals now use an internet vCard presence to attract more clients or generate sales leads. Most employers requires applicants to have online resumes. Web-savvy headhunters do not solely rely on LinkedIn anymore. They really ferret out those prospective hires with creative vCard resume/portfolio websites.
You too can benefit from having a multimedia vCard online. If you are unemployed and having a hard time getting hired, try creating a nice personal website first before you go job-hunting again. A freelance graphic artist, writer, or musician, is guaranteed to gain more customers if he or she has an online portfolio.
Thanks to the simplicity of WordPress, just about anybody on the planet can create an impressive web-based resume. Here are some of the best vCard WordPress themes that can help you set-up a homepage detailing your skills, competency and contact details.
MetroMe is a one-page responsive vCard theme inspired by Microsoft’s Windows 8 Metro UI. It uses the same moveable tiles and colorful interface. This theme is a fun way to show off creative works because of its unique portfolio gallery engine. It has synchronized sliders and scrollable content for images.
The LightBox gallery also stays true to the flat Metro UI styling, it doesn’t have drop shadow or bevel effects. The hand-coded Boostrap one-page design of MetroMe delivers instant-loading on any desktop or mobile device browser because there are no extra server requests. The contact form also uses jQuery validation, AJAX, and PHP.
For a more serious look, Summit is a jQuery-powered vCard WordPress theme that offers a clean design. People with professional services like doctors, lawyers, or accountants will appreciate Summit’s no-nonsense ambiance. The basic color theme layout is just black & white, the very epitome of executive efficiency.
Despite its business tone, Summit offers a very effective portfolio gallery for displaying photography or art works. The layout can be customized via a drag-n-drop interface. It is also fully responsive and has a special custom menu for mobile phone viewing.
QuanticaLabs’ Cascade vCard WordPress theme has a modern, sharp boxy design. It comes in two flavors, Dark and Light Skin. But the color scheme can be easily changed depending on the user’s preference. Cascade’s most outstanding features are the ability to create an unlimited number of tabs, define custom tab backgrounds, 20 preset backgrounds, Google map shortcode, support for Latest Tweets, and a portfolio gallery with LightBox. Cascade is also equipped with an efficient contact form. It is jQuery-coded and a fixed full width template layout.
True to its name, the Minifolio theme is a compact vCard WordPress theme but it is big on features. It is fully responsive and has some awesome jQuery effects. A perfect showcase theme for creative professionals, Minifolio has a great homepage slider, unlimited portfolio pages, and localization option for easy translation to foreign languages – increasing chances of winning more customers around the globe.
Minifolio comes with two CSS styles and Light and Dark skins. Aside from the great contact form page, this theme also supports full-blown blogging. Blog and portfolio posting is handled via AJAX.
Wellios is another responsive vCard theme that uses a clean and simple layout to convey professionalism. Its Super Admin Panel allows users to directly change any content of any site page. Customization can be quickly accomplished by choosing from the included 50 basic color and backgreound patterns. Shortcodes can also be used to hasten up lay-out configurations. Wellios offers support for 500 Google Fonts, a homepage gallery, and portfolio pages.
Selfless is a stylish one-page vCard theme designed for unabashed promotion of personal or company portfolio. It uses advanced jQuery functions and a responsive layout for accurate viewing across all forms of devices. The basic design is already magnificent but the Selfless theme comes with the corresponding PSD files for further customization.
The single page scrolling is a big help to site visitors since it loads very fast. Selfless uses an AJAX contact form and supports Google Fonts for perfect typography.
Circlus is a personal vCard and Portfolio theme done in HTML 5/CSS 3. Its most notable feature is the built-in Modernizr extension which automatically enables HTML 5 elements in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It also uses the outstanding jQuery Nivo slider and jQuery ZPrettyPhoto gallery plug-ins.
Video professionals can use Circlus to embed their videography works and stream them online. This theme uses AJAX/PHP & Validate for its contact form. The layered PSD files are also included for greater customization.
Judging by its name, the ShapeShifter 2 vCard theme offers unlimited transformation possibilities. The single-page design is actually a misnomer because the one-page slider layout of this them can generate more pages. Each slider page can generate another child page with its own content segment and navigation links. This theme uses an advanced jQuery Gallery and jQuery footer bar too. It even allows the creation of custom contact forms.
Zwin is another corporate-tone vCard template. It offers a clean and simple layout. This theme is fully responsive and will look great on computers and mobile phones alike. It offers a slider for the homepage and the contact form has Google maps information.
Zwin is jQuery powered and it comes with free 21 transition effects which will definitely impress your site’s visitors. It supports localization (.po and .mo files are included) and the Send Email via SMTP Gmail function is also enabled on this theme.
This one is for creating an inspiring online resume suitable for job-seekers. FlexiCV offers 3 different layouts for the homepage. Contents can also be arranged in 3 different configurations. FlexiCV’s clean design emphasizes skills and qualifications but it also comes with a portfolio feature. The responsive design makes its perfect for mobile viewing.
This theme allows site visitors, head to directly download or share documents and a PHP contact page. FlexiCV has a social icon and utilities sidebar.
Biopic from ThemeBakers is another minimalist responsive business card theme. It boasts 11 shortcodes for skills, educations, job experiences, google maps, references and others. It is SEO-optimized and has 3 custom widgets for Latest Tweets, Recent Work, and Flickr stream. It uses Google Fonts and has a filterable portfolio. Biopic is localization-ready and has an AJAX contact form. It supports regular blog posting too.
Page Templates can be used to quickly create a unique look for BusinessCard. Its ePanel allows rapid lay-out modifications.
Prime from Mojo Themes, is a beautiful personal vCard theme. It has a very spectacular loading effect that is guaranteed to impress any site visitor. Aside from having the sexy jQuery FancyBox for featured content, Prime also comes with a full background slider.
It has an AJAX contact form, and offers support for Google Maps and Social Icons.
Next vCard is another theme that exudes professionalism. Its clean and simple design is suited for serious corporate-oriented people. Don’t be misled though by this theme’s somber looks. It has some nice hidden surprises.
The amazing Skills Graph loading effect of Next vCard is its most impressive feature. Prospective recruiters are immediately bombarded with your special talents once they enter your site.
There are also other special effects in Next vCard that can be used to make a major impact on your site’s visitors. LavaLamp’s special MenuHover effect is just another example of these wow-factor effects.
Always save the best for last. BookCard WP is considered to the most avant-garde of all vCard themes in existence today. It’s a 3D-folded responsive theme that offers a truly unique experience. Visitors of your site will love the flipbook effect they will get.
The four-page layout of BookCard WP is an animated work of wonder that looks good even on Retina screens. This revolutionary theme is a great example of WordPress’ ever-growing scripting power. Try the demo so you will understand why a BookCard WP vCard site can promptly evoke interest about you or your skills.