Blankstrap Theme is a blank theme for RapidWeaver, based on Bootstrap 4 (which will be itself soon in beta).
You might think: Why do I need another blank theme - well, because you can
First of all, it is build on Bootstrap 4 and Bootswatch themes, so it is over 20 themes in one file.
It comes with some nifty - and optional - features like a 1-level navigation bar. This gives you the possibility to use most of the inbuilt plugins out of the box, and unleash its full power with Stacks plugin by @isaiah. You are also able to use a 3rd party navigation system, for example made by @tav
Last but not least: It is completely free, open source, and white labeled.
Thanks to @webdeer for all the help and inspiration
Great job Jannis. This is a very powerful “blank” theme with so much potential and is the only Bootstrap 4 blank theme with an optionalRapidWeaver navigation and Bootswatch theme support. Really looking forward to the Bootstrap 4 beta update and where this is going.
This theme is more a fun project, producing a professional and lightweight theme. It should be for those ones who need a really simple theme and the ability to code, if they want, and play around with bootstrap snippets. It is intended to work with inbuilt plugins like styled text, markdown, html, blog, etc., (I didn’t out much effort into photo album), as also with Stacks as main plugin. It removes the complexity of integrating the bootstrap libraries or bootswatch styling and makes them instantly available inside RapidWeaver.
Building a Framework with additional Stacks would require a LOT of work. If some needs a full fledged Bootstrap 4 framework, I strongly recommend Foundry from @Elixir, IMHO the best framework out there, which builds also the base for my own website.
Blankstrap doesn’t need a special framework of stacks and you can use any existing stacks. All of the building blocks to build the most amazing web sites already exist and work with Blankstrap. It isn’t aimed at beginners or new RW users but for those with stacks experience and ideally some basic code knowledge, and it opens up new opportunities with what is the most advanced and complete blank theme available for RW.
This theme also serves as a teaching aide for anyone keen to learn about building web sites with Bootstrap4 elements by adding in code snippets using the Stacks HTML stack. Check out the Bootstrap4 documentation at https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.0/components/buttons/ and you will be amazed to find what you can do with just a bit of effort.
You will get out what you are prepared to put into learning how to use it.
Just to mimic what Jannis said highlighting that Foundry is a really excellent and complete set of Bootstrap4 stacks with up to date documentation, videos and support.
My apologies to Jannis! Just learned something the hard way.
UPDATE: Just checked one of my WordPress sites. Sure enough, WordPress doesn’t carry over CSS mods from theme to theme but gives you a fresh start - as it should be.