I like the idea of something like Susty. Their github page indicates there might need to be some adjustment to the theme for the average website. But I agree with the idea they have.
With Page Builder Framework Theme, they also are focused on lighter loading pages and cleaner code.
I sent them a message asking if they would like to come here and provide some more specific information. I think the developer would be more equipped to say exactly how they do things differently. I use their theme with a great amount of success on sites I don’t even use page builders on. To be completely honest I’m actually not a lover of page builders myself. I do use them, but not extensively. I like to be able to have flexibility this theme provides without major conflicts between theme and plugins.
Based on what I see, they coded the theme to stay out of the way of page builders so that there is less opportunity for conflict with styling or configuration of pages.
They have a plugin that can be bought to enhance the theme, but I have found it easy to use with pretty much any plugin.
I think it is better to use their own words on what they do and how they do it.
I have to say, I am not affiliated with the developer or their project in any way. I have no agenda for mentioning the theme except to see something included in CP install that is simple, easy to use, doesn’t tell people what they have to do, and isn’t a hog.
From their site:
"The Framework Approach
Page Builder Framework takes a very minimalistic approach to code and design. To start off, the codebase contains as little code as possible. The reasoning behind this is simple: I didn’t want to force a preset design on the users. Instead, I wanted to give them the complete creative freedom that comes with designing and developing a website.
Additionally, Page Builder Framework is highly extendable and customizable through numerous hooks that allow you to extend its basic functionality. The theme is also very attractive for developers because it was built with Sass and comes with full support for gulp and browsersync.
Unlike other multipurpose themes, Page Builder Framework doesn’t come with options pages or dozens of custom post types nor does it require dozens of extra plugins to function as intended. Instead, we leave most of the content area to the Page Builder.
As such, Page Builder Framework is super-lightweight and lets you focus on the Header, Footer and comes with deep integrations for Beaver Themer, Elementor Pro & WooCommerce.
When it comes to the features, Page Builder Framework loads lightning fast which is crucial nowadays, both in terms of SEO and in terms of conversions. The theme was built from the ground up with SEO in mind. On top of that, Page Builder Framework makes use of the WordPress customizer so you can see all the changes you’re making in real time without the need to refresh the page or load a preview."
I hope they will take the opportunity to visit here and share their own words. In the event they don’t. Anyone wishing to try the theme and share their experience I would encourage them to do so.
~ posted by a ClassicPress Supporter