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Ares Designer

Minimalist and Elegant theme for Ghost. Demo @ https://carloscaballero.io


Introduction

Ares Desginer is a theme for Ghost built from scratch which providing a set of interesting features that are aligned with minimalist design style.

Authors

This theme has been developed by Alejandro Torres and Carlos Caballero initially for the CarlosCaballero.io blog. If you want to contribute to improve this blog, do not hesitate to do PR and we will be happy to improve this project!

Features

  • Totally write using HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Mobile-First Design Approach.
  • Fully Responsive layout.
  • ITCSS architecture to structure your SASS project.
  • Use header images in cards.
  • Automatic figcaption generation from image alt tags (and image).
  • Improved development workflow with npm's scripts
  • Improved responsive and mobile experience.
  • Improved SEO Content with meta tags.
  • Multiaccount support.
  • Estimation about the time of reading.
  • Series blog posts.
  • FontAwesome implemented for easy use of icons fonts
  • Highlight.js integrated for Syntax highlighting - Highlight JS.

You can see a demo in my own blog. Also you can check the ITCSS architecture to view how it looks.

Installation

  1. Clone the repo.
  2. Compress the contents of this repo in a Zip file.
  3. Upload your Zip file via the Ghost admin panel.
  4. Switch your theme to this theme.
  5. Have fun.

Setup

All configurable files are located in ghostium/partials/custom.

post.hbs Configurable javascript identifiers.

disqus_shortname: Your Disqus unique identifier

Instead, you need to paste one into the Blog Header in the Code injection of your Ghost installation:

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Dancing+Script" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Josefin+Sans" rel="stylesheet">

<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-UID"></script>
<script>
  window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
  function gtag() {
    dataLayer.push(arguments);
  }
  gtag('js', new Date());

  gtag('config', 'UA-UID');
</script>

And the Blog Footer:

<link
  href="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.2.0/css/font-awesome.min.css"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
<script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/highlight.js/9.7.0/highlight.min.js"></script>
<script>
  hljs.initHighlightingOnLoad();
</script>
<link
  rel="stylesheet"
  href="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/highlight.js/9.7.0/styles/tomorrow-night-eighties.min.css"
/>

Development and Customization

You can configure your template by editing the settings.scss file and executing the stylesheet generation script: `` `npm run prod```.

Finally, compress the entire template directory and upload it using the Ghost control panel.

The content of settings.scss file is as follows:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Source Sans Pro';
  src: url(../../font/Source_Sans_Pro/SourceSansPro-Regular.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Ailerons';
  src: url(../../font/Ailerons-Regular.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Fira Mono';
  src: url(../../font/Fira_Mono/FiraMono-Regular.ttf);
}

$colorPrimary: #ff9617;
$colorSecondary: #4078c0;
$colorFontsDark: #2c2c2c;
$colorFontsMedium: rgba(38, 41, 58, 0.6);
$colorFontsLight: #fafafa;
$colorLight: #f6f9fa;
$colorMedium: #201f2d;
$colorDark: #26293a;
$colorShadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4);
$colorSeparateMedium: rgba(250, 250, 250, 0.6);
$colorSeparateDark: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
$colorListMedium: rgba(38, 41, 58, 0.04);

$fontType: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif;
$fontTypeTitle: 'Ailerons', sans-serif;
$fontTypeCode: 'Fira Mono', monospace;

$pcFormatBig: 1920px;
$pcFormatStandard: 1770px;
$pcFormatSmall: 1135px;
$pcFormatHabitual: 1366px;
$pcFormatHD: 1190px;
$pcFormatUltraHD: 1443px;
$mobileFormatBig: 860px;
$mobileFormatStandard: 640px;

Screenshots

Roadmap

  • A good 404 page error.
  • Search support.
  • Loading progress state for each page.

Are you using Ares Designer?

If you're using Ares Designer on a live site, I'd love if you'd send me a message with the URL. I enjoy seeing the customizations and implmentations taking place all over the world. Regardless, thanks for using Ares Designer!

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License

MIT © Carlos Caballero

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