Hyvä Themes is a Magento 2 theme built completely from scratch.
Hyvä Themes now only depends on TailwindCSS and Alpine, two ultra lightweight frameworks.
The developers of Hyvä Themes have focused heavily on improving the speed of a website. So it is not surprising that websites developed with Hyvä are significantly faster than those created with Luma.
The performance of a website is incredibly important. First, we want the best user experience, after all, who likes a slow website where you have to wait up to half a minute before you can take action? In addition to ease of use, the performace of a website is also an increasingly important SEO ranking factor. Google has raised the bar for "good performance" again. Specifically, with good performance, you score points with search engines. Better performace = better SEO ranking.
Why should you care if a developer enjoys working on your site? What's in it for you? While you don't have to worry about that as a shopkeeper, you can reap the benefits indirectly. How so?
A good developer experience ensures that a developer can do more in less time. Since you pay working hours, this is directly to your advantage, and it is also more pleasant for us to work with. A true win-win!
Finally, a good developer experience also means a larger community. The community has its own Slack environment with over 1500 active members. We, as developers, also have access to this channel where people share their experiences and reach out to help each other. The more expertise that is shared, the more ideas and solutions there are for your website.
Highly reduced dependency on external libraries
Alles wat het Luma-thema onnodig complex en dus traag en log maakte, is weggegooid in het Hyvä-thema, geen RequireJS meer, geen KnockoutJS, geen jQuery, geen LESS.... In plaats daarvan vertrouwt Hyvä Themes op betere, goed doordachte alternatieven, steeds met de beste performance in het achterhoofd.
Hyvä Themes has only two dependencies: TailwindCSS and Alpine.
Because we can't describe it any better, we'll give you Alpine's catch phrase:
Powerfull as hell.
TailwindCSS, a modern CSS framework with which all your design needs can be realized.
This is certainly also achievable with the Luma frontend, because in both cases it comes down to CSS. But there is a nuance.
The framework follows a utility-first approach and fits perfectly with Hyvä Themes' philosophy: Less is more. Maximum performance without compromising on design.
The big advantage of TailwindCSS is, the browser doesn't have to load as much css anymore. This is because unused css is "purged" from the tailwindCSS files. The standard Luma Theme contains about 80kb of css, while with Hyvä Themes it is about 14kb.
In addition, the Time to Market is also a lot shorter because we use Tailwind UI, a collection of ready-to-use HTML snippets (which are also already fully responsive). These TailwindCSS templates are our starting point. We always customize the design, so this doesn't get in the way of customization at all. It just saves us a lot of work because we don't have to start from scratch.
Time to Market
In addition to good performace, the reduced complexity also results in faster development times.
trends and innovations in E-Commerce, rapid implementation and rollout (of both new projects and smaller updates and changes) is crucial.
Perhaps working with modern tools sounds more like an advantage for the developer. Nothing could be further from the truth: you get a better product in faster time!
So how is Hyvä Themes easier to maintain than the standard Magento Luma Theme?
Magento performs updates and upgrades on a quarterly basis. This often includes adjustments to the frontend. Since Hyvä Themes has separated the code from the frontend, these changes will not affect the theme. In short, we can upgrade the Magento base without fearing that this will change the frontend of the website.
Of course, Hyvä Themes itself must consider updates and upgrades, but this can be done at its own pace and after thorough consideration.
For both new and existing web shops
It is not at all a requirement to start with a new Magento installation to use Hyvä Themes.
If you already have an installation, you can replace the frontend theme without losing data and backend functionality.
Hyvä Themes was developed specifically for Magento 2 and is not compatible with Magento 1. Do you have a Magento 1 installation that you're happy about but considering a new frontend? For the frontend alone, upgrading to Magento 2 is not a must. We have also come up with smart solutions for the frontend of Magento 1. Interested? Get in touch with us!
Fully customizable and expandable
The use of Hyvä Themes and Tailwind CSS doesn't restrict us from designing a custom frontend. In fact, thanks to the decoupling of backend-frontend has never been easier!
Already a frontend design in mind? There is no design that we can't realize. The possibilities are endless!
Hyvä open-sourced React Checkout
Unlike Hyvä Themes, Hyvä Checkout is open source and therefore free. You can use in the Luma Theme or in Hyvä Themes.
Are you considering moving away from the default checkout? We have also developed our own checkout solution. Contact us to discuss the possibilities.