So, I am completely new to wordpress and I'm trying to decide which theme to go for. As you all know there are a lot of themes to choose from around the web and I am looking for one that is simple and responsive. I have an idea of what I want it to look like - a big picture with some text saying basically "I'm awesome, subscribe to my newsletter", I have found a few templates that look like that (like this one http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/vertex/)
But here's the thing; I want the visitor to be able to put in their Name and email without being transferred to a "sign me up" page. In other words, I want to make it as easy as possible for them to sign up, with the "input" - box right in front of their eyes, without them having to click on anything at all.
How do I do that? Does it matter which template I use? Or can I just add that on later to any template I choose? Does it require a plugin?
I don't want the sign up to be on a side-bar, but right in front of their face.
I am so thankful to anyone that takes their time to help!