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Accessible Astro Starter


Accessible Astro Starter is a ready to use, SEO and a11y friendly blogging theme. It contains plenty of accessible components to build several page types, Tailwind CSS to help you build faster and example pages such as a dynamic Blog, 404, Markdown and MDX. This theme is designed to help you build your project faster and provide a solid base for accessibility!

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โ™ฟ (Accessibility) Features

  • Tailwind CSS support
  • Prettier integration with prettier-plugin-astro and prettier-plugin-tailwind
  • ESLint integration with strict accessibility settings for eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y
  • Markdown and MDX support with examples included in the theme
  • Uses the awesome astro-icon package for the icons
  • Excellent Lighthouse/PageSpeed scores
  • Accessible landmarks such as header, main, footer, section and nav
  • Outline focus indicator which works on dark and light backgrounds
  • Several aria attributes which provide a better experience for screen reader users
  • [].astro and [post].astro demonstrate the use of dynamic routes and provide a basic blog with breadcrumbs and pagination
  • 404.astro provides a custom 404 error page which you can adjust to your needs
  • Header.astro component included in the DefaultLayout.astro layout
  • Footer.astro component included in the DefaultLayout.astro layout
  • SkipLinks.astro component to skip to either the main menu or the main content
  • Navigation.astro component with keyboard accessible (dropdown) navigation (arrow keys, escape key)
  • ResponsiveToggle.astro component with an accessible responsive toggle button for the mobile navigation
  • DarkMode.astro component toggle with accessible button and a user system preferred color scheme setting
  • SiteMeta.astro SEO component for setting custom meta data on different pages
  • .sr-only utility class for screen reader only text content (hides text visually)
  • prefers-reduced-motion disables animations for users that have this preference turned on
  • Ships with many components such as Accordions, Breadcrumbs, Modals, Pagination and many more
  • A collection of utility classes such as breakpoints, button classes, font settings, resets and outlines in src/assets/scss/base

๐Ÿš€ Getting started

Clone this theme locally and run any of the following commands in your terminal:

Command Action
npm install Installs dependencies
npm run dev Starts local dev server at localhost:4321
npm run build Build your production site to ./dist/
npm run preview Preview your build locally, before deploying

๐Ÿ“ฆ Other Accessible Astro projects

โค๏ธ Helping out

If you find that something isn't working right then I'm always happy to hear it to improve this starter! You can contribute in many ways and forms. Let me know by either:

  1. Filing an issue
  2. Submitting a pull request
  3. Starting a discussion
  4. Buying me a coffee!

โ˜• Thank you!

A big thank you to the creators of the awesome Astro static site generator and to all using this starter to make the web a bit more accessible for all people around the world :)