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Theme name: Material
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 1.1
Last updated: 8th July 2020
First released: 29th November 2019
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 8 Only
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.10.0
Bootstrap version: 4.3.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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Flat web design is something you either love or hate. It's bright, it's bold and it's very-much about making a statement. For all the lovers out there, our Material theme for RapidWeaver offers a wonderful starting point for exploring the basic concepts of flat web design. Flat web design is a concept that's prevailed heavily amongst ambitious tech startups and bigger open source movements in recent years. Our material theme would be a perfect fit for a simple website, online store, showcase, gallery portfolio or even a webapp you might be building with RapidWeaver. The whole theme has a 'Google-istic' feel about it; fresh, young and energetic.

Please note that Material is compatible with RapidWeaver 8 and above only. This theme will not install or work with older versions of RapidWeaver, due to certain API dependencies.

20 preset styles included

We include 20 preset styles, bundled with the Material theme. These allow you to quickly apply new colour schemes. These 20 presets were all inspired by the official documentation and were expertly designed by leading creators. Teal is the default colour scheme used by the Material theme, and our online demo site shows you the rest.


Material is designed for smaller websites and web apps. With this in mind, Material only displays a single level of page navigation links. For both mobile and desktop, these links are presented within a slide-out menu panel, triggered by clicking the 'hamburger' button, at the bottom right of the screen. The page navigation links drift into view using a distinctive 'wave' animation effect. Of course you can continue to add subpages to your project, but these will not get listed in the menu (you would instead have to link to them manually).


Material uses the popular 'Roboto' embedded font face for all aspects of typography. The use of extra large font sizes give your written content additional impact and certainly work well to improve readability. Font sizes for most elements can be easily adjusted in the theme style settings.


Material has 10 ExtraContent containers you can use for the placement of additional content, outside the normal editable boundaries. ExtraContent 1 and ExtraContent 2 are both located within the menu container, and are ideal for some social media buttons. Other ExtraContent containers are located throughout the webpage.


It's vital that any modern website can be viewed on smartphones, tablets and desktop screen sizes without breakage. Material uses a lot of clever coding to help overcome these problems. For example, many dimensions of the theme (like spacing and font sizes) are set using the 'viewport width' units of measurement. The end result is a theme that flexes to fit almost any screen shape or size.

Works great with Stacks

Stacks is almost an essential purchase. It helps you build more complex websites with design or functionality you'd struggle to accomplish via other build methods. Material is great to use for a photography portfolio; combining clickable thumbnail images with a lightbox. Or you could use Material to present embedded video files, towards creating the ultimate film reel showcase.

Print perfection

Material includes dedicated CSS code to assist with making webpages print or save as PDF better. Webpages return back to a conventional 'black on white' colour scheme, with smaller fonts and hyperlinks clearly marked. Surplus elements like the navigation links are hidden from view.

Creative backgrounds

Within the Material Miscellaneous style settings, you'll find a checkbox option to apply a colour-changing background effect. This is supported in newer web browsers and results in the page background cycling seamlessly through different hues of background colours. Another noteworthy feature of Material is that any banner image you supply in the RapidWeaver Page Inspector will get rendered as a webpage background. Meaning that even if you don't want to use Material to build a completely flat website, you still have the potential to create distinctive webpage designs featuring an image background.

And just a small reminder...

Material is generously provided to you as a free RapidWeaver theme. You are welcome to download Material and use it for any personal or commercial projects. All that is politely request is that any credits remain intact. If you need the credits removed or want to show your appreciation for this theme, a small monetary contribution, Google Play voucher or UK iTunes voucher is massively appreciated!

Thanks! Please check the following:
System requirements
License agreement
Refund policy
Purchase process
Customer support

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 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.