The option of Lena & Regina still needs to wait. We are working on a new version for Laytheme and we might include it in the future. but that might take a while.
Also I agree that custom arrows would be good. We wrote that down for the future.
Until now it is not possible to include the Carousel in the thumbnail grid. But indeed that would be nice. We write that down for the future as well.
About the social icons. If you post a link to your website I can check what does not work. otherwise put the code for the icons in the <head> part of the theme and make them fixed with CSS.
You can actually have a different layout for the mobile version. Then you do not have the problem with a messed up layout on mobile.
Without seeing your website it is a bit difficult to look into the problem with the footer and the mobile layout. Can you post your page?
All the best!
What I meant was the following.
You can send the text with jQuery to another text box which is at the same spot like the old one. And hide the old one.
But you have more control about this text box, because you created it. So you can tell it to be shorter and not overlap.
But to be honest: I am not sure if this is worth the effort. This seems like a complicated thing to do.
I mean – it is possible. But already pretty advanced.
If you can live with it – I would just recommend to keep the text captions short.
You can make soft breaks by pressing SHIFT-ENTER. Maybe that helps.
All the best!