Catalyst Theme is one of my favourite builder themes, and if you’ve visited many marketing sites you’ve more likely than not encountered Catalyst without knowing it.
- Custom layouts can be created for individual pages and posts.
- Control over layout, typography, color schemes, site width and padding, footers, etc. These are all changeable via drop-down menus.
- The ability to give different pages and posts their own header (not many themes can do this with ease).
- Custom Widget Layout
- Numerous skins and ready built custom layouts (skins are a weak point, they’re not the best looking out there)
- Squeeze pages can be built quickly and efficiently
- License for unlimited domains and free lifetime upgrades
- Support forum
I like Catalyst a great deal as a builder theme, and if you want to design your own sites it’s a strong contender. The (at time of post) free upgrades and unlimited domains license may be a deciding factor for many people.
My one negative is that the skins are not very good, so if you want a good looking site out of the box, either Genesis or a theme club membership at WooThemes may be better directions to look into.