JAMstack September 28, 2020

Where are the good static site themes

Ravi B @zephyr0

One of the impressive things about WordPress is the ecosystem of high-quality templates like Elemetor, Divi, and Oxygen that have democratized web site building to non-developers. Given the issues of security and performance, we would like to avoid WordPress.

I am unable to find a similar vibrancy of themes for static sites. Forestry.io showcases, some beautiful websites as examples of what can be done. However, I cannot find themes that can be picked up and built like the showcased examples, without hand-coding or going through an agency to create similar high-quality static sites. For example, JAMstack themes has some templates, but most of them lack quality and finesse.

Any help on where one can find good quality static site templates?

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    For Hugo specifically, there’s a decent directory: https://themes.gohugo.io/

    I recently did my blog using using Axiom, a Hugo theme: https://themes.gohugo.io/axiom/

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    I have some HTML/CSS templates on buildfaster.co 👈

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    When you say static site themes, are you thinking of plain html and css? I've considered this problem but my stack is Gatsby so if I ever built some they would be essentially React apps.

    Incidentally Gatsby has a good variety of starter themes in case you're interested: https://www.gatsbyjs.com/starters/

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    ThemeForest also has a section on static templates, for eg:
    https://themeforest.net/tags/jekyll

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