Beautiful, Fast, Authentic Websites
Clearly, a-lot of other people feel the same way 🎉
Our number one focus is quality themes for static site generators
Don’t Hardcode Content
As a rule, hardcoding content inside the templates is wrong.
Editable & Configurable Via Front-matter
Themes should maximise the use of front-matter, template variables and configuration options.
Best Practices For Each SSG
Themes should adopt the best practices of the static site generator they are built for. So no dumping jQuery into Gatsby, we need to recode it using React components. No placing a bunch of “posts” into Hugo if the content type is a service. Each service needs to be its own content type, folder and layout.
The Right Level Of Complexity
It’s not immediately obvious when you look at our themes, but alot of work goes into writing code that isn’t just “clean” but is easy to understand and extend. Static site themes do require some level of HTML/CSS knowledge, but I’d like that level to be very basic. You should be able to copy and paste alot of the code as a reference.
I’m happy to report that I’ve yet to receive one refund request (fingers crossed 🤞🏽) and that I get emails from happy customers all the time. Real, direct emails!
Good, Practical Documentation
Each theme should come with good, practical documentation.
If you have have questions or need support for my themes you can email me. I mean I’m not here to teach you to write HTML (you probably need to know the basics to use static site generators at all) - but If you are trying to figure out how to add a new field to the services page or something, I’m pretty happy to help. Often I ask you to invite me as a collaborator on Github and I can do a PR.