This documentation and multi-purpose theme focuses on good legibility by providing a detailed rich layout. It’s highly optimized for speed by self-hosting resources. No other software is required to start a new project.
The theme relies on a recent extended version of Hugo for WEBP support. If you are new to Hugo and want to get started as fast as possible, visit the workflow introduction
The theme contains an example project with a few pages of content in the exampleSite folder. The documentation
is also the demonstration site with a lot of content.
All kinds of pages are rendered into the same coherent fluid-responsive layout grid. The detailed typographic design is based on classic principles and techniques.
The default styling of Markdown content is optimized for good legibility and there are many options to further enhance the layout.
The theme can generate
large documentation with up to three menu levels
a news stream
To achieve a balanced layout, some content snippets and meta-data parameters shouldn’t exceed a few reasonable limits. The theme helps with checks and warnings. We can change the limits and suppress all warnings separately in the project configuration.
The light and the dark mode follow the setting of the OS environment and their color-contrast complies with the WCGA standard.
The default color scheme is defined in a separate CSS file and can be replaced with your own scheme.
All elements to sift through the content as fast as possible are generated from data in the frontmatter:
Site menu at the top
Sidebar menu for documentation
The appearance of images can be controlled to a large extent. The theme handles their preprocessing and the generation of all the needed variants. They are delivered smoothly with Lazysizes
and without layout shifts.
Google’s Material Symbols
and Simple Icons
for brands can be included by their identifiers. Material Symbols automatically show in all navigational elements of the documentation. All icon sets can also be used as Markdown content (using shortcodes).
Full text search
The theme is prepared to generate and self-host indices with the fast library Pagefind
(the additional installation of its open-source node package is required).
Sites built with this theme are very fast and cost-effective. Image sets are highly optimized to minimize the needed bandwidth (and loaded lazily), fonts are split into small packages, and icons are embedded inline.