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Theme name: Dawn
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 2.2
Last updated: 12th March 2017
First released: 25th November 2015
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Not yet
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 4.7.0
Bootstrap version: 4.0.0
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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Featuring an enormous FreeStyle banner container, Dawn is an impressive RapidWeaver theme particularly-well suited for projects where you need to display extra large banners above the page fold. Such projects could include a photography portfolio, websites for artists and e-commerce websites where you want to showoff products at their best. Through use of embedded web fonts and a carefully designed default colour scheme, pages published with Dawn will always attain a professional appearance. An attractive menu system ensures that your website users can swiftly navigate through your website, even if your website spans several levels.

One of the reasons for the Dawn theme becoming so popular with RapidWeaver users is it's ease of use. Taking the FreeStyle banner as an example, in Dawn simply dragging and dropping an image named header.jpg or freestyle.jpg or banner.jpg into your sidebar will embed it within the banner region. There are no limitations on the number of images you can incorporate into your projects (opening the ability to have a different image on each page). The banner region automatically resizes to fit the content you place within. Useful 'Banner Filters' let you enhance your images further or tone-down brighter images to improve text clarity. 15 example banner images (named 1.jpg to 15.jpg) are included, to help you get started.

Like all ThemeFlood RapidWeaver themes, Dawn is fully loaded with an impressive array of features, style and colour settings; with the aim of saving you time and money. Built on the Bootstrap frontend framework, Dawn also benefits from features like jQuery 2, Font Awesome icons, responsive video and retina image support. Several ExtraContent containers are built into this theme.


Dawn works well across a wide range of different devices, ranging from small smartphones right up to large cinematic retina displays. Responsive means that the theme design will respond and adapt to different screen sizes. Using a responsive RapidWeaver theme (like Dawn) means you can avoid building and managing multiple versions of websites for different screen sizes. Instead, everyone sees the same website regardless of screen size.

Style settings

Like many other ThemeFlood themes, Dawn includes a bountiful array of style and colour settings. This is very much a theme design which you can customise easily and quickly. After changing the colour scheme and including your own banner images, you will quickly finish with a website design of bespoke quality. A problem with themes from some other companies is that the limited options to customise means that all users of the theme finish with websites that look the same! We don't think this will ever be a problem with a theme like Dawn.

Optimised for RapidCart Pro

RapidCart Pro is the new e-commerce plugin for RapidWeaver 6 that everyone is talking about. This excellent new plugin by 4gnd (not included with the purchase of the theme) provides the most flexible shopping cart system available for RapidWeaver. This theme includes some special code and additional ExtraContent placeholders to display the shopping cart quantity or shopping cart total in your RapidCart Pro page. This automatically updates when customers add or remove items to their cart. The code snippet to achieve this functionality is fully documented in the Knowledgebase. RapidCart Pro generates its own right-floating sidebar container, so we provide option in this theme to hide the normal RapidWeaver sidebar. As well as brilliant compatibility with RapidCart Pro, this theme should work fine with a majority of other RapidWeaver shopping cart stacks and plugins, including the standard version of RapidCart, JunkieCart, WeaverPix and various other newer RapidWeaver addons. The free demo version of this theme allows you to test the theme against real addons and content.

Learn more

A free demo version of the theme is available for you to download using the button at the top right. This lets you install the theme in RapidWeaver and test it against real content, play around with all the different settings, throw the theme against different page styles and demonstrate the theme to clients. In the demo version, links between pages are disabled and some graphics may be watermarked. The theme is backed by expert customer support (you'll normally get an email response within 12 hours) and I can provide assistance with customising the theme, setup of banner containers and testing of your completed website in different web browsers and devices.


The free demo version of Dawn can be downloaded using this link. There is no time limit imposed on the demo version, but page navigation links are disabled in the demo version. Watermarks may appear periodically in parts of the page (like the banner or footer). Please see this knowledge base article for more information about the free demo versions provided. Purchasing Dawn provides you with a licensed copy of Dawn; without any demo restrictions applied.

Clicking this link will take you to a sample website published using Dawn. This may give you a better insight into how this theme looks and behaves. If you're interested to see how the demo website was built, the same project file can be downloaded here and opened in RapidWeaver. Feel free to use this file as the basis for a new website.

If you have any other questions about Dawn, please don't hesitate to get touch.

* This price shown for Dawn includes any applicable VAT or sales tax payable. We attempt to display the price in your local currency. As of 1st January 2015, all EU customers are legally required to pay VAT on all digital downloads or electronic services, and receive a full VAT invoice with each purchase. We fully comply with this legislation. You may claim-back any tax paid (if you are VAT registered or a charity / non-profit organisation exempt from paying VAT) from your local tax office.
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System requirements
This theme requires RapidWeaver. It will not work with other platforms (like Wordpress).

We recommend you aim towards installing the latest version of RapidWeaver that your computer is capable of running (preferably RapidWeaver 7 or greater).

If you cannot get the free demo version of this theme to work, DO NOT proceed with purchasing this theme - please request technical assistance first.

License agreement

You may use this purchased theme an unlimited number of times in personal or commercial projects, request technical support and receive free updates in future.

This theme can be installed or synced onto all computers that you own. You are permitted to make archival backup copies of the theme.

You may not resell or make this theme available for download, remove copyright credits or license information.

The software is provided "as is" without any implied or expressed warranty of merchantability or fitness for purpose. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

Refund policy
By purchasing this theme, you agree that your purchase will be available immediately via digital download and that you waive your statutory right of withdrawal.

All purchases are final and refunds will not be provided (we physically cannot un-download or remove themes from your computer).

You are reminded to make use of the free demo versions already provided on the website, to fully evaluate themes for compatibility and suitability before purchase.

If the free demo version does not work for you, kindly refrain from buying the theme.

Purchase process
The checkout system is provided by Paddle. An attempt is made to display prices in your local currency.

To complete your order, you must supply a valid email address. Your purchase receipt and download link will be sent to this address. If you do not receive your purchase shortly after completing it, please carefully check your spam or junk mail folders.

Your purchases are available to re-download at anytime, via this order lookup page.

Prices shown on the website exclude any applicable VAT. The final price payable is shown at the checkout. You will be sent a full receipt by email. Charitable and bulk discounts may be available on request. Please get in touch if you have any queries about our pricing.

Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries relating to order processing. Paddle also provides an order lookup system, commonly referred to as your Paddle Account.

Customer support
If you have questions that relate specifically to this theme, you should make contact via the contact page. We aim to answer all messages within 12 hours, Monday to Friday.

If you require a faster response at weekends or during public holidays, please post your question(s) to the RapidWeaver forums, where a support volunteer may be able to assist you quicker.