My new theme

My new theme (named GN 2021) is finally here, and the website is much faster than before. It also looks much better in my opinion. There are no fancy animations, javascript tricks, and other gimmicks. The theme looks simple and the focus is on the content, just as it should be.

I have to admit that I didn't design this theme. I'm not a designer. I searched the internet for a website that looks just the way I want and let's just say I "borrowed" the design.

If you are interested in what I used to develop the theme, you can find out more information about the frontend stack in my previous blog post.

Here are before and after screenshots.

Magazin Lite:

Magazin Lite - Old theme
Magazin Lite - Old theme

GN 2021:

GN 2021 - New theme
GN 2021 - New theme

As I said in that post, the Magazin Lite theme is bloated with numerous libraries and Javascript files. Using that theme made my website slower and how much slower you can see in the following screenshots.

Magazin Lite speed test (desktop/mobile):

Magazin Lite - Desktop speed
Magazin Lite - Desktop speed
Magazin Lite - Mobile speed
Magazin Lite - Mobile speed

GN 2021 speed test (desktop/mobile):

GN 2021 - Desktop speed
GN 2021 - Desktop speed
GN 2021 - Mobile speed
GN 2021 - Mobile speed

As you can see there are significant performance improvements, especially for the mobile theme. Jump from 68 to 99 points is definitely worth the effort and time I invested in creating the new theme.