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:

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GN 2021:

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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):

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GN 2021 speed test (desktop/mobile):

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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.

About the Author

Goran Nikolovski is a creator, speaker, open-source contributor, web developer specialized in Drupal and DevOps enthusiast. He is the founder of this website and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences.