Hey everyone, Chris here from Skeleton Labs. Today I'm thrilled to reveal our newest service, the Skeleton Store. A digital storefront featuring premium assets purpose-built by and for Skeleton.
Today's launch welcomes our first two website templates. This includes the sleek Blog template, as well as modern portfolio website. Each provides a perfect foundation for both beginners and pros alike - whether you lack confidence in your design skills, or just looking for a quick and turnkey solution for deploying a new application.
First things first, these are not your tradition website templates – each is designed from the ground up using Skeleton, meaning they're capable of adapting to the visual theme and aesthetic of your brand. This includes turnkey support for light and dark mode right out of the box.
Plus each template is bundled with it's own unique hand-crafted theme, which you may reuse in any number of projects! You can also opt for any of Skeleton's preset themes or implement your own using our powerful Theme Generator. Add your own images and content and you're ready to deploy!
Our templates also operate as fully functional web applications. Take the blog template for example – this implements mdsvex, which provides a simple to use yet powerful Markdown blogging system. If you wish to create a new post, just add a new file, no CMS or backend required. This template also comes with type-safe frontmatter, a customizable category system, and support for multiple authors.
The Portfolio template provides a local configuration file to quickly and easily customize the details of each listed project and add or edit the category grouping. With all routing handled for you automatically.
Best in Class Features
Each template is generated using Skeleton, which means it's powered by Svelte, SvelteKit, and Tailwind under the hood. Use Skeleton's vast array of components and elements, Tailwind's powerful utility classes, or swap your SvelteKit adapter for pain-free deployment.
Full support for Typescript's type safety by default. Ensuring you can easily consume and extend data with confidence.
We've included a number of custom features as well, such as a Social Links component. This allows you to easily configure the links and icons for social networks. Font Awesome is included by default to handle icons.
Each template features a handy sandbox page for previewing your theme styling, testing Skeleton features, or implementing your own custom components. This can be found from the hidden /sandbox route.
All templates are maintained to support the latest and greatest versions of Svelte/Kit, Tailwind, and Skeleton. Including support for Svelte v4 out of the box, as well as Skeleton v2 in the near future.
When you purchase a template from the Skeleton Store you have access to several flexible license options. We've taken great care to tailor these for a developers at any scale, including:
- Personal - intended for personal project, hobbyists, and freelancers.
- Commercial - for small to medium size businesses, including agencies.
- Enterprise - for large organizations that need custom rights for distribution.
The Personal and Commercial license options are available when adding each product to the cart on the Skeleton Store, while users interested in our Enterprise license may contact Skeleton Labs at email@example.com.
Curated by Skeleton Labs
Each template has been designed and implemented by myself (Chris Simmons) – the creator and core maintainer of Skeleton, as well as co-founder of Skeleton Labs. I've had the privilege of serving as a professional frontend developer for a little over two decades. I go to great lengths to ensure each project meets the highest standards of quality and follow the best practices for Skeleton.
As an aside - we will be looking for new creators in the future! If you are a professional frontend developer with a keen eye for design and strong emphasis on high quality UX, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk!
As I'm sure you're aware, Skeleton is a free and open source library. The Skeleton project is tended by Skeleton Labs, which offers a number of paid services and sponsorship through Ko-Fi, GitHub, and Patreon. All funds from these services are aimed at covering Skeleton's hosting fees, third party services, contractors, and other expenses.
However, the Skeleton Store is a bit different. Each purchase will go directly to the author of the product. So for example, any templates you purchased today will support me directly! As you may know, I've been a full time contributor to Skeleton since it's inception over a year and half ago. I have served as the core maintainer since the project went open source in August 2022 and Skeleton is my full time job. My goal is to continue to build and maintain Skeleton for as long as I'm able, so each purchase you make helps enable this.
Funding development of a large open source project is a real challenge, but I feel this is the most ethical optional available to do so - plus you get really cool products in return, which I hope is a win for everyone!
Currently we're aiming to introduce a new template each month. This may include e-commerce and dashboard templates in the future. We're also looking to introduce entirely new product categories as relevant. Of course we're also excited to bring the current slate of goods to other countries as soon as possible!
That said, please stay tuned for further announcements, and as always, thanks to everyone for your support! We wouldn't be here with you.
View the newly launched Skeleton Store at store.skeleton.dev