ReFresh is a theme for the Hugo static site generator highly modified from the awesome Fresh theme (below you can find the list of changes to the original theme).
You can find a live demo of the original Fresh theme here or a demo of the Hugo ReFresh theme coming soon.
This theme is intended for personal website and blog. If you’d like to extend the theme to include other functionalities submit a pull request.
To create a new site using Hugo ReFresh:
# Create site and cd into it
hugo new site my-site && cd my-site
# Clone the ReFresh theme into the themes folder
git submodule add https://github.com/PippoRJ/hugo-refresh.git themes/hugo-refresh
# Remove the default config
# Fetch the example config
curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PippoRJ/hugo-refresh/master/exampleSite/config.yaml
# Run the site locally
hugo server -D
# Open the site in your browser
Customizing your page
There are different configuration options for Hugo ReFresh including options for: the navbar, the sidebar, the homepage, fonts, colours landing and images.
Read the comments in the config.yaml file to know more.
If you see error: failed to transform resource: TOCSS: failed to transform "style.sass" when attempting to run your hugo server, make sure you have the extended version of Hugo installed:
# On Ubuntu:
snap refresh hugo --channel=extended
List of modifications from the original theme
The ReFresh theme was transformed from single page template to multipage.
The left side menu now contains page tags along with theirs post counter.
The list and terms types of pages contain a list of the post summaries.
The images used to build the summares are resized to allow better usage of the bandwith.
The js and css files are minified (with a configurable option on the config.yaml).
The menu is built following the structure of the content folder. Two levels are allowed at the moment.
The navbar-burger used in the theme’s menu is removed (it was displayed when the page was resized).
The .sass files are now processed with resources.ExecuteAsTemplate so that it is possible to use variables from the config.yaml.
An option in the config.yaml was added to confifure the font-family for the navbar, sidebar and content of the page.
Bulma (the css framework the theme is based on) is now updated to version 0.7.5 because in the new version the class content has a separate style to allow modification that will impact only the contents of the posts.
highlight.js was added to better highlight the code sections of the posts. I chose the style monokai-sublime.