The Cyanine Theme

Cyanine is a modern multipurpose theme for text driven websites and the new standard theme for typemill. Create documentations, handbooks, manuals, and more.

The theme is fully responsive and very lightweight with no javascript and a minimal set of CSS. Like most themes from Typemill it gets 100 points from the Page Speed Insights.


The theme supports a lot of new features, among them:

  • Configure brand colors for your website.
  • Choose between fonts (separated into base font, headline font and navigation font).
  • Configure a three column footer.
  • Activate an optional landingpage.

The Landingpage

The landing page has several segments, that you can activate and configure:

  • Intro segment (that shows the content of the homepage and an optional button).
  • Info segment (with pure markdown).
  • Feature segment (with two boxes).
  • Contrast segment (with inverted colors with title, text and button).
  • Navigation segment (choose the depth of the navigation).
  • News segment (choose the folder, three latest items will be listed).

General Improvements

Cyanine has a lot of improvements compared to the old standard theme:

  • The size is reduced from 600kb to 60kb.
  • It uses the tachyons css library which is much easier to maintain.
  • No icons.
  • No JavaScript.
  • Like all themes it is super fast.


Visit the website to see the cyanine theme in action.

Thank you

The standard theme took about 2 weeks of design and development. Wanna buy me some beer for it? Thank you!!

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Found a bug? Or do you want to improve this theme? You can find the repository on . Create a pull request or open a new issue if you found a bug.


Version 1.1.10

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Version 1.1.9

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Version 1.1.8

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Version 1.1.7

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Version 1.1.6

  • Fixed print design (logo-size, hide items)
  • Fixed uppercase/title in breadcrumb.
  • Fixed images for blog-posts and improved style.
  • Improved download icon.
  • Improved font sizes for mobile version.

Version 1.1.3

  • Fixed margin auto of content area for large and full size (starts on top instead of middle now).
  • Resized content area for large layout (smaller).
  • Added a paging for posts.
  • Added an option to list posts on the startpage.

Version 1.1.2

  • Fixed error with hidden h1 headline (z-index).
  • Added style for notice-4 element (register box).
  • Deleted checkbox for account button (because not dependent on theme).
  • Fixed typography of landingpageinfo segment.

Version 1.1.1

  • Added account-button for loggedin users.

Version 1.1.0

Version 1.1.0 has some breaking changes. If you created your own color-scheme or a customized css, then you have to update both.

  • Compatible with typemill 1.4.0 and higher
  • Deleted tag for base-url
  • fixed wrong canonical tag
  • optimized meta tags of head
  • Completely updated the individual color schemes.
  • Added option for layout width (full, large and standard).
  • Many more details.

How to install

  • Install the Typemill CMS
  • Download this theme.
  • Unzip the theme.
  • Upload the theme to the theme-folder of your Typemill installation.
  • Login to your Typemill installation.
  • Go to settings -> themes.
  • Activate and configure the theme.