IntroductionThe responsive Simplistic theme by ThemeFlood is a basic theme design of very minimal taste. No prominent backgrounds, banners, or blocks; just total emphasis on your content. Therefore Simplistic is a great theme to use for a photography portfolio, creative writing, music, event planning and various other jobs.
Simplistic ships with a couple of style presets to help you "hit the ground running" in creating beautiful websites. Because this is a conventional RapidWeaver theme, Simplistic works will all RapidWeaver page types and many stacks. Perfect if you want to BYO (bring your own) sliders, lightboxes, video players or gallery plugins.
The codebase of Simplistic is very modern and optimised for faster loading websites and improved SEO (search engine optimisation). Simplistic also includes some special adaptations towards improving website accessibility; such as allowing users to tab through the navigation bar and subpages.
NavigationThe navigation bar in this theme can be placed at either the top of bottom of the page. Subpages are supported too. On mobile screen sizes, the navigation links are presented in the format on an option select menu. The navigation bar always retains a "fixed" positioning, which many RapidWeaver users prefer.
Social media buttonsExtraContent1 is a dedicated space to provide social media buttons. The HTML markup for accomplish these is surprisingly simple:
In the sample project file download, you can find similar HTML markup in Settings > Code > Body where you can setup your social media buttons.
<a href="https://flickr.com"><i class="fab fa-flickr"></i></a>
<a href="https://twitter.com"><i class="fab fa-twitter"></i></a>
<a href="https://facebook.com"><i class="fab fa-facebook-f"></i></a>
<a href="https://instagram.com"><i class="fab fa-instagram"></i></a>
<a href="https://discord.com"><i class="fab fa-discord"></i></a>
<a href="#"><i class="fas fa-envelope"></i></a>
Three built-in style presets to help you get startedAlongside the default theme style, Simplicity includes three style 'presets'. These are available for selection within the Theme Styles drop-down menu, in the RapidWeaver Page Inspector. These can provide you with some instant 'child' themes to build with or take inspiration from.
Customising the text labelsThe button for toggling the mobile menu open and closed has a text label to ensure website users instantly know how to navigate it. This text label is set using CSS code. You might want to change the label to something else. Custom CSS code can be used to accomplish this task:
content: 'Menu: ';
Change the word Menu to whatever you want. This CSS code can be entered in Settings > Code > CSS where it will take effect on all pages of your website.
A similar procedure can be followed for the breadcrumb 'currently viewing' tagline and the 'last updated' date stamp in the the footer:
content: 'Currently Viewing: ';
content: 'Updated: ';