Another First: Gareth Barnard’s First Commercial Theme – Monopage

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It is no secret that we (and, if we’re honest much of the Moodle Community) are big fans of Gareth Barnard’s work. He’s been a huge contributor to the community in many ways, but likely most famously with things like Essential, Shoehorn and Shoelace.

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Little wonder then, that we were fairly excited to see Gareth put out his first commercial theme – called Monopage – on The theme is clean, responsive and has, as Gareth mentions in the theme post:

just the right amount of features to provide adaptability without being overwhelming.

If you’d like to see a demonstration of the theme live, check it out here.

I also love the fact that Gareth always backs up his work, stating that:

This first release is offered at an initial introductory low price and comes with support in terms of dealing with any bugs pertaining directly to the theme within a reasonable time-scale. Once version 2.9.1 is released the full price will apply. Anybody purchasing this initial version will be entitled to version 2.9.1. If you find a bug, please see ‘Reporting issues’ in the ‘Readme’ file included with the theme.

I don’t think you can really go wrong for the low price of $20 USD. Click here to head over and buy it.

What do you think about the commercialization of themes for Moodle? Good, bad, ugly, best practice? Tell us in the comments below!