Your business is on the bleeding edge, but you worry no one will take it seriously without a quality design.
Design themes introduce poor quality code and thus technical debt. Their rigid designs rarely match your content or needs. They are only useful once: you have to buy a new theme for every project and every new layout.
Read the essay: Why design themes are wrong and how Cascade is different.
You wish you could hire a designer. Designers are incredible, if only you could afford one. Finding an experienced designer who would accept a small project or even just give advice at an hourly rate is difficult.
Read the essay: Why many designers won’t work with bootstrappers.
You’ve even tried DIY design, or maybe read my ebook that teaches about it. You can accomplish a lot on your own with practice. But you can only spare so much time to learn. You want to build a business, not start a design career. You aren’t confident in your design work. You need an easier way to achieve a design so you can focus on writing code and shipping features.
The design tool you’ve been looking for. Create beautiful,
custom design using familiar tools. Just HTML and CSS.
Just a few of the many design combinations possible with Cascade.
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The dark circles indicate which logos, colors, and fonts are included in the basic package.
3 more starter layouts will be released soon as free updates.
You get a zip file containing LESS, CSS, images, and HTML.
Still have questions about what's included in Cascade? Feel free to browse the documentation.
Cascade includes starter layouts, which are just HTML files with Cascade’s CSS embedded.
The layouts are designed to break into sections. Each section is a "layout module" that spans the entire width of the page. Layout modules are container elements for specific markup that correspond to layout and visual styles in the CSS.
You can easily change the layout by reordering, adding, and removing layout modules. It’s as simple as copying and pasting blocks of HTML. You don’t have to touch the CSS to change the layout.
To change the design style, just edit the style variables and compile the LESS into CSS. The new CSS changes the logo, fonts, colors, and image assets.
You know how to code, but aren’t confident that what you’ve make looks nice. Cascade is a curated library of design styles. You can try any combination and feel confident the design will come out looking beautiful.
Not sure what colors or fonts to pick? Cascade includes quality choices and a design rationale for every single one. You don’t need to know about typography genres or color theory. Cascade handles all that for you. Just browse through the options and pick.
The beautiful design on patternsinpolymer.com is thanks to [Cascade]. HIGHLY recommended. Put simply: wonderful. […] I can fumble thru design, but I need a designer in my ear: "That color? That font pairing?
Why not try…?" <= That's [Cascade].
I've shipped countless projects that had designs I wasn't happy with, but I had to deal with it because I couldn't afford a designer at the very beginning. Cascade is the perfect middle ground. I wish this had existed
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*More starter layouts and modules are coming. Currently 3 more layouts and 12 more modules are planned. If you have questions or feature requests, send me an email.
If you purchase during Beta, you will receive all future updates to this major version for free.
Releases will be numbered like this:
I conduct design reviews over email. I’ll ask you to answer specific questions to start, but we’ll cover all your design concerns. Due to time constraints, I can only offer a limited number of the Advisor package each month.
If you’d like to upgrade to a different package later, I’ll credit you the difference. I have to do this manually, so drop me an email first.
If you aren’t happy with the design you get from using Cascade, reply to your order email within 30 days and I’ll refund your money.
With love, the author of Bootstrapping Design.
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