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Theme name: Ocean
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 3.1
Last updated: 23rd March 2016
First released: 23rd December 2012
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Not yet
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 4.5.0
Bootstrap version: 4.0.0
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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Built on the success of the Flood RapidWeaver theme, Ocean continues the trend of providing RapidWeaver users with a minimalist and robust theme design, with near endless opportunities to customise. Ocean is a perfect choice of theme for anyone seeking a clean and professional RapidWeaver theme, without having to skimp on functionality or performance. It provides the basic tools necessary to build stunning websites, and Ocean provides a really fresh and exciting new RapidWeaver theme.

Above the fold

Starting at the top of the page, Ocean features a very distinct and pronounced banner container. Formed using a FreeStyle banner, this provides an inspiring canvas in which to place static images, gradient fills, slideshows or even video. The banner container automatically resizes responsively to fit your content. A simple title bar provides a suitable container in which to display your website title, a linked logo image or page navigation links. Settings are provided in the theme to adjust the title bar size, colouring, border radius and opacity. Your website slogan is also displayed in the banner region, and we provide useful theme settings to adjust the slogan colour, font size and alignment.

Horizontal containers

Moving a bit further down the page, Ocean provides some Horizontal Content Containers. Powered using the ExtraContent technique, these boxes provide optional convenient spaces to setup smaller blocks of content. These horizontal content containers can be switched on and off as required, and are a popular trend in many modern websites. A basic selection of colour settings are provided, so that you can adjust the background, text and link colours, relating to these page elements.


In Ocean, the main content and sidebar regions are merged together into a single box. Settings are provided to adjust colours, font sizes, font faces and line spacing. The sidebar container can be floated left or right of the content container, and sidebar is available in several widths. Towards the bottom of the page is a sticky footer container, which again has options to customise colours. Body background options are provided in the theme settings; which can be used to apply a solid colour, gradient fill or image on the background shown behind the content region of the page.


As your would expect, Ocean is a fully responsive RapidWeaver theme. This means that you can opt for a maximum-width, which then scales down on smaller screens (without horizontal scrollbars appearing). Ocean harnesses the RAFT toolkit to provide excellent tablet and smart phone optimisations. Aspects of content like images and basic video can be set to behave responsively as well. So Ocean is very much a future-proofed RapidWeaver theme and saves the hassle of building and maintaining multiple websites for different devices. As well as looking great on screen, Ocean features an environmentally-friendly printer stylesheet, so users printing your website can achieve tidy PDF or hardcopy printouts of your content that use minimal ink and paper.

Social bar

A neat little feature in Ocean is its integrated social bar. Formed using ExtraContent1, the Social Media widget can be turned on and customised in the theme style settings. This is a simple container which can be positioned on either the left or right of the page. Into the social widget, you can place icons for various social media and bookmarking services. This in turn provides a great method for people to share or bookmark your website easily.


Navigation layout is an important choice to make when considering your next RapidWeaver theme. In Ocean, we provide you with the option of a drop-down navigation layout, split navigation layout (placing parent pages in the title bar and sub pages in the sidebar) or a plain ordinary block navigation layout (with all page links displayed in the sidebar together). Horizontal navigation layouts are tricky to get working in responsive setups, so a group of theme options are provided so that you can have the horizontal navigation links automatically revert to a toggle navigation layout when the page width falls below a certain breakpoint. The exact break point depends on the number of parent navigation links you have to display, and their letter count.

Pixel perfection

It's the minor details that really make any quality website design shine above the rest. Ocean is no exception to this rule and embraces CSS3 code for attractive link rollover effects, optional animation of banner elements (like the title bar and slogan) and subtle box shadow embellishments around content containers. Using CSS3 code enables us to apply beautiful embellishments, without the bloat of heavy Javascript libraries or graphics. CSS3 embellishments degrade gracefully in older web browsers where they won't be missed.

More information

Ocean is compatible with all major web browsers, including IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It is also a theme that plays well with lots of popular RapidWeaver page styles. For RapidWeaver users among us not afraid to delve into HTML code, both the Bootstrap toolkit and Font Awesome icons are already built into the theme. These give you the ability to embellish and pull-off some really impressive page effects, without the need for dozens of extra Stacks or plugins. See the Knowledgebase for more information on Bootstrap and font Awesome.


The free demo version of Ocean 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 Ocean provides you with a licensed copy of Ocean; without any demo restrictions applied.

Clicking this link will take you to a sample website published using Ocean. 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 Ocean, please don't hesitate to get touch.

* This price shown for Ocean 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.