Powerful yet simple

Built for all levels of expertise, whether you need simple pages or complex ones, creating something incredible with Dante is an effortless and intuitive process.  

Next-level features

Dante comes packed with exciting & unique features. Including full-screen native video, stunning fonts & icons and a myriad of slick elements and animations.

Fit for any purpose

Create anything; with 7 header types, 7 Portfolio layouts, 10 Blog layouts, lots of beautifully crafted standard pages, & our robust page builder packing 44 elements.

Pixels pushed.

Cups of coffee consumed.

Pizza's eaten.

Lines of code written.

Beautifully crafted with technical excellence
and exceptional attention to detail.



A few things about Dante…



It's Mobile Ready

Built using the sleek, intuitive, and powerful Bootstrap framework. Its responsive, mobile 1st fluid grid system scales up to 12 columns as the device or viewport size increases.



It's Retina-Ready

Designed & built to look beautiful on any display, it’s twice as nice on a retina device!



It's Well Supported

Whatever your level of expertise, our experienced support team are here to help you with any questions you might have.

Full-screen video.

Dante supports native video playback for parallax backgrounds,
and it also allows you to play your videos full-screen.


A few of Dante’s core features

Gizmo icons worth $50!

We’re proud to announce that Dante includes 300+ stunning Gizmo icons (worth $50!) as standard.


7 header layouts

Dante comes with 7 different header types. You can also have a top bar with each one, or specify the opacity for added variation.


Premium sliders

Dante comes with 3 fantastic premium sliders; The Revolution Slider, The Layer Slider and our own innovative Swift Slider.

100% Translatable

Reach a wider audience with Dante, it’s fully translatable using the WPML plugin. English and French translations are included.


Full shop functionality

Built for WooCommerce 2.0+, the Dante shop includes wish list and super search, everything you need to start selling online today!


Swift Page Builder

Our Robust Page Builder is easy to use and comes loaded with 44 different elements. So you can quickly and easily create stunning pages.

Mega menu

Sometimes a standard menu just won’t cut it, that’s why Dante allows you to roll out a super slick mega menu.


10 blog layouts

Display your blog posts in a variety of interesting ways; choose from timeline, mini or masonry, each available with sidebars.


7 portfolio layouts

When it comes to displaying your work, Dante gives you lots of creative flexibility; from 2 to 4 columns, gallery style and masonry.

What others are saying

  • The interaction with you [Jan Koster], other Film Arts staff members at Open Window, and your students, was great. They are privileged to be studying under the guidance of people like yourself and the indefatigably energetic King of the Underworld, Pluto [Panoussis].
    Bert OlivierProfessor of Philosophy - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth
  • They [Open Window films at the iMPAC festival] are all about pushing cinematic, artistic and technological boundaries and, in watching them, you find yourself marveling at the possibilities and the filmmakers’ skills.
    Annette BayneThe Citizen
  • Profoto SA and myself would like to thank Open Window for hosting the recent Academy event in Gauteng. The logistical support, marketing and hands-on efforts all made this event the success that it was. We strongly believe that collaborations like these are the backbone of the survival of this industry in SA and we will strive to host even more of these events in the near future. Our international delegates where extremely impressed with the dedication of all involved and in particular the team and facilities at the Open Window. We trust that you will be open to more of these initiatives in the years to come to strengthen our relationship even more. 
    Hendre LouwBrand Manager - Profoto South Africa
  • The Open Window School of Visual Communication attracted me to its programme because of its hands on and multi-disciplinary approach. As a budding advertiser, creative or marketer in an evolving omni-channel world, one can no longer think of oneself as being a 'specialist', but rather as 'hybrid' – someone who is able to distinctively apprehend a consumer's interaction with a brand, carefully plan, and finally execute a strategy accordingly across multiple touch points. In many ways, it's the reason the visual communication course at OW is no doubt challenging, but it certainly gives students the solid foundation they need as they enter the fast paced and highly competitive creative communications industry. And it's this exact type of foundation that organisations in the industry are currently looking for when hiring new talent.
    Mark ZellerManager, Marketing & Communications - Ogilvy & Mather South Africa
  • As you drive off, you’re left with the impression that this exhibition is likely to add momentum to the rumours that there is something special happening at this school. If somebody finds it impossible to study anything other than film because of some menacing creative inclination coupled with the astounding ubiquity of the moving image in our global culture, then they might just find the Open Window an abundant outlet.
    Frank BeaumontFilm buff reviewing a film arts exhibition at Open Window for an obscure online blog
  • Travis most certainly has grown in leaps and bounds, without a shadow of a doubt! We have seen such tremendous growth in his capabilities, his outlook on life, his potential and his vision for his future prospects and career path. Thanks to all of the lecturers and staff for the role they played in Travis’ life at Open Window.
    Brian and Pat CleevelyParents

Meet our team

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Fully Documented

Fully Documented

Whether you’re the kind of person who reads instruction manuals or not, we’ve written one that explains all of Dante’s capabilities in intimate detail.

Lightning Quick

Lightning Quick

Dante has been built to be incredibly rapid. The lightning quick Swift Framework has been optimised from the ground up, which means it’s loved by users & search engines alike.

Tutorial Videos

Tutorial Videos

We’ve created a number of video tutorials to guide you through the finer points of how to get the best out of Dante.

Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy

Getting started is easy. Install our demo content and you’ll be on your way in no time at all.