This week I’ve been writing about building themes for a new module in Practical Hugo. It’s made me think about my own. As a result I’ve spent time tidying up my personal site, pulling out unused styles, making small adjustments to the design and reducing complexity where I can.
I’ve built a bunch of Hugo themes over the years, usually for clients or personal projects. But, I’ve never actually open-sourced one for others to use. I’m not sure why that is. It seems bizarre that I haven’t, now I come to think of it. This year I want to change that by sharing a couple of free themes with the community.
The obvious place to start is with my personal site. I’ve given the theme away a few times in the past, when folk have emailed asking if they can use it. So perhaps it’s time to put it out there, for others to use.