Any freely available Magento 2 theme's that demonstrate the 2.3 best practices?


Ideally a theme that modifies the header, footer, and navigation, but even one of those done properly might help.

Just to clarify, that means a theme that inherits from blank.

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Never tried them myself, but if you are searching for some good boilerplates regarding frontend best practices, you might want to have a look at the work of Snowdog Apps:

Sass replacement Theme for blank theme: https://github.com/SnowdogApps/magento2-theme-blank-sass

Complete replacement of frontend components: https://github.com/SnowdogApps/magento2-alpaca-theme

  • Not really appropriate choices for a first theme. Also SASS has been officially rebuked by upstream, creating a new theme that isn't LESS is bare minimum a risky idea. You kinda need to know the flaws in the present practices, before you could know when doing something totally different is a good idea. Also the stock front end tools are far more than adequate, and the blank theme provides the tool set almost pre-configured. I'm looking for how the common modifications are supposed to be done, as described in the docs. Jan 23, 2019 at 2:36
  • The stock front-end tools are terrible especially when compared to modern front-end tooling.
    – Ben Crook
    Jan 23, 2019 at 17:44
  • hehe, I personally agree with both of you. On the one hand, using the given standard is a good Idea because of the reasons you described. Small changes can (mostly) be implemented really fast and you get upgrades / feature completeness. But specific changes can require a very deep knowledge of magentos knockout.js / ui components implementation. So, on the other hand, depending on your developers, workflows and the project itself, it can definitely be a good idea to build on something like the snowdog projects or even build something completely new. Jan 25, 2019 at 1:22

I just found this theme, which was created for part of a series of you tube theme tutorial videos. The modifications are done in a modern way, and in line with best practices, going to use for my start.

The theme is at, https://github.com/mcspronko/magento-2-pronko-consulting-theme

The tutorial vids are on his youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxbWGz6h6KNQsi2ughRUV2Q

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