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Gatsby Starter Portfolio: Emilia

Created: Jan 23, 2018 – Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Tags: Gatsby

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Minimalistic portfolio/photography site with masonry grid, page transitions and big images. Themeable with Theme UI. Using the Gatsby Theme @lekoarts/gatsby-theme-emilia (opens in a new tab).

Demo Website (opens in a new tab)

Also be sure to checkout other Free & Open Source Gatsby Themes (opens in a new tab)


  • MDX
  • Fully customizable through the usage of Gatsby Themes (and Theme UI)
  • Light Mode / Dark Mode
  • Page Transitions
  • Masonry grid and focus on big images
  • SEO (Sitemap, OpenGraph tags, Twitter tags)
  • WebApp Manifest

#Getting Started

  1. Create a Gatsby site.

Use the Gatsby CLI to create a new site, specifying this project

gatsby new project-name
  1. Start developing.

Navigate into your new site’s directory and start it up.

cd project-name
gatsby develop
  1. Open the code and start customizing!

Your site is now running at http://localhost:8000

If you want to learn more about how you can use a Gatsby starter that is configured with a Gatsby theme, you can checkout this shorter (opens in a new tab) or longer (opens in a new tab) tutorial. The tutorials don’t exactly apply to this starter however the concepts are the same.

#Using and modifying this starter

Important Note: Please read the guide Shadowing in Gatsby Themes (opens in a new tab) to understand how to customize the underlying theme!

This starter creates a new Gatsby site that installs and configures the theme @lekoarts/gatsby-theme-emilia (opens in a new tab).

Have a look at the theme’s README and files to see what options are available and how you can shadow the various components including Theme UI. Generally speaking you will want to place your files into src/@lekoarts/gatsby-theme-emilia/ to shadow/override files. The Theme UI config can be configured by shadowing its files in src/gatsby-plugin-theme-ui/.

#Questions or problems?

Please open up an issue on the main repository: LekoArts/gatsby-themes (opens in a new tab). Thanks!

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