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Re: Looking for very lightweight, accessible responsive static web templates - possibly a question for Jeremy Echols


From: Jonathan H
Date: May 26, 2020 12:16PM

On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 17:48, Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

I'm not sure why you called me out directly, but I've run into the same
> problems.

It's because when I searched the archives of this list for the right
keywords, especially Hugo, your posts appeared!

> On the other hand, at a cursory glance, the "Cupper" theme appears to have
> accessibility built into the CSS. The demo isn't amazing (they failed to
> specify an alt attribute for the linked logo), but it's a lot better than
> Zen, and probably a great starting point for a simple static site.

Ah, OK - I did think it looked a bit "black and white" and first, but I see
it's actually from Paciello (they of WebAIM etc), so I think that's good
enough for me! I'll let you know what I build!

Thanks so much for your help,


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> Jonathan H
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> Subject: [WebAIM] Looking for very lightweight, accessible responsive
> static web templates - possibly a question for Jeremy Echols
> I'm having a rather fruitless search for very small, lightweight, clean
> templates, possibly for use with HUGO static generator.
> I just need a four-page static informational site for VI and sighted
> visitors alike.
> While I'm reasonable with the accessibility part, I have a terrible eye
> for design, and every time I find what looks like a great template, it
> comes bundled with a ridiculous amount of bloat - why would I want jquery
> and 6 libraries?!?
> I see that Yahoo's PureCSS has had a recent major update and this looks
> fairly clean:
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://purecss.io/layouts/marketing/__;!!C5qS4YX3!SnyeYEVj1ePmMVcCe_cNZJ3GV4ozeYxRIkc7PbKxLantxztM7AkfUxVlbX8f_ExF2A$
> Or as an alternative, this is the list of Hugo themes tagged with
> Accessible:
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://themes.gohugo.io/tags/accessible/__;!!C5qS4YX3!SnyeYEVj1ePmMVcCe_cNZJ3GV4ozeYxRIkc7PbKxLantxztM7AkfUxVlbX_KtWlLOQ$
> Or there's even PureCSS-based Hugo themes:
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://themes.gohugo.io/tags/purecss__;!!C5qS4YX3!SnyeYEVj1ePmMVcCe_cNZJ3GV4ozeYxRIkc7PbKxLantxztM7AkfUxVlbX9xQK0uZQ$
> So, I have a sort of shortlist, but my eye for design always thinks the
> basic text-only ones must be the most accesible, which isn't always true of
> course. So, do any of these stand out? Or does anyone have any other very
> lightweight go-to responsive accessible templates they'd recommend?
> Many thanks.
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