Time for a new release of BluestNight! Things are a little different this time around because this is the theme’s first versioned release. A number of large changes have happened in the theme as well. [Read more from Major Changes and a Versioned Release...]
Also, if you like BluestNight, please consider supporting its development.
BluestNight is a powerful and featureful theme made for Hugo, the static site builder. Written from scratch, it was made with these goals in mind:
- Look clean, organized, and professional
- Provide users with customizations to make the site fit their needs
- Optimize the generated website to load quickly and, as much as possible, help* it achieve a score of “Good” on Google’s PageSpeed Insights.
* As a theme, BluestNight can only do so much to help improve a page’s loading speed. It is on the site author to optimize their server configurations and any images used in the site to further improve loading times.
A lot has gone on since the last update post. New features, a ton of bug fixes, style tweaks, and a new setup guide! [Read more from Bug Fixes & Setup Guides...]
Last month, the Hugo developers released version 0.30 of Hugo. The big-ticket items mentioned in the release notes were the new fast render mode, improvements to template metrics, and improvements to the built-in syntax highlighting. Another feature added, that was left underneath the release announcement, was the addition of the errorf template function. It seems like a small thing, but has huge implications: it means that theme developers can now safely tell users that they’ve misconfigured their theme! [Read more from Validate All the Things!...]
Time for another big update to BluestNight! In this episode, the events system has been overhauled to look nicer and provide more functionality than previously. Also, a some other semantic changes to watch out for while updating. [Read more from Events: Overhauled...]
On March 20th, 2017, I made the first commit in the BluestNight repository. Back then, BluestNight was little more than my attempt to create a cleaner-written version of the Mainroad theme after I grew frustrated with maintaining the fork I made, named “Darkroad” (it was a dark version of Mainroad). [Read more from BluestNight Is All Grown Up!...]