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    Gatsby Theme


    @lekoarts/gatsby-theme-cara is released under the MIT license. Current npm package version. Downloads per month on npm. Total downloads on npm. Website Follow @lekoarts_de

    Playful and Colorful One-Page portfolio featuring Parallax effects and animations. Especially designers and/or photographers will love this theme! Built with MDX and Theme UI.

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    Also be sure to check out other Free & Open Source Gatsby Themes and my Personal Website.


    • Theme UI-based theming
    • react-spring parallax effect
    • CSS Animations on Shapes
    • Light/Dark mode


    npm install @lekoarts/gatsby-theme-cara

    Install as a starter

    This will generate a new site (with the folder name "cara") that pre-configures use of the theme including example content and additional plugins.

    gatsby new cara LekoArts/gatsby-starter-portfolio-cara

    View the starter's code


    Theme options

    Key Default Value Description
    basePath / Root url for the theme
    mdx true Configure gatsby-plugin-mdx (if your website already is using the plugin pass false to turn this off)

    Example usage

    // gatsby-config.js
    module.exports = {
      plugins: [
          resolve: `@lekoarts/gatsby-theme-cara`,
          options: {
            // basePath defaults to `/`
            basePath: `/sideproject`,

    Additional configuration

    In addition to the theme options, there are a handful of items you can customize via the siteMetadata object in your site's gatsby-config.js

    // gatsby-config.js
    module.exports = {
      siteMetadata: {
        // Used for the title template on pages other than the index site
        siteTitle: `Cara`,
        // Default title of the page
        siteTitleAlt: `Cara - @lekoarts/gatsby-theme-cara`,
        // Can be used for e.g. JSONLD
        siteHeadline: `Cara - Gatsby Theme from @lekoarts`,
        // Will be used to generate absolute URLs for og:image etc.
        siteUrl: `https://cara.lekoarts.de`,
        // Used for SEO
        siteDescription: `Playful and Colorful One-Page portfolio featuring Parallax effects and animations`,
        // Will be set on the <html /> tag
        siteLanguage: `en`,
        // Used for og:image and must be placed inside the `static` folder
        siteImage: `/banner.jpg`,
        // Twitter Handle
        author: `@lekoarts_de`,


    Please read the guide Shadowing in Gatsby Themes to understand how to customize the theme! Generally speaking you will want to place your files into src/@lekoarts/gatsby-theme-cara/ to shadow/override files. The Theme UI config can be configured by shadowing its files in src/gatsby-plugin-theme-ui/.

    Editing the content

    The content of the page is managed by .mdx files inside the theme's sections folder. You can edit the files by shadowing them in your site.

    These files are available: intro.mdx, projects.mdx, about.mdx, contact.mdx

    See the example that shadows via src/@lekoarts/gatsby-theme-cara/sections/intro.mdx:

    # Hi, I'm Jane Doe
    I'm creating noice web experiences for the next generation of consumer-facing companies

    The other headings should be <h2> headings!

    You also have access to the <ProjectCard /> component/shortcode which is used in the projects.mdx section. The component takes the props title (string), link (string), bg (string) and children (React.ReactNode). You would use it like that:

    ## Projects
    <ProjectCard title="Freiheit" link="https://www.behance.net/gallery/58937147/Freiheit" bg="linear-gradient(to right, #D4145A 0%, #FBB03B 100%)">
    This project is my entry to Adobe's #ChallengeYourPerspective contest.


    You can find the extensive changelog of changes on GitHub. You'll be able to see each patch, minor, and major changes and what pull requests contributed to them.


    If you have general questions or need help with Gatsby, please go to one of the support platforms mentioned in Gatsby's documentation. If you have a specific question about this theme, you can head to the GitHub Discussions of the repository.

    🌟 Supporting me

    Thanks for using this project! I'm always interested in seeing what people do with my projects, so don't hesitate to tag me on Twitter and share the project with me.

    Please star this project, share it on Social Media or consider supporting me on Patreon or GitHub Sponsor!


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