An Atavist project’s font, style, and display settings are controlled by its Theme. You can find themes in your project’s gray project flap.
The theme picker will show your current theme and theme options mapped to a sample story. To choose a new theme, click Browse Themes. Click Use to select that theme, then Save.
Atavist has four themes that you could select:
- Whitman: The poet would appreciate Atavist’s default theme, which is inspired by The Brooklyn Daily Eagle where he filed copy.
- Reinhardt: Atavist’s white-on-black theme is as bold as its modernist painter namesake. Photographs will pop on the black.
- Thurber: Named after the New Yorker cartoonist, this theme is ideal for longreads, with a serif body font and sans serif title.
- Fisher: Our most elegant gets its name from the food writer M.F.K. Fisher since we think that your recipes will look delicious with the creamy white and elegant script headers.
All themes allow you to set paragraphs to spaced or indented, and whether or not to use a dropcap at the start of a section.
Making your own Atavist theme is simple. It’s mostly a matter of defining a few variables, and maybe a mixin or two, in Sass. If you’d like your theme to use custom fonts, you can include them via a third-party service or as uploaded font files.
Want a free trial? Write firstname.lastname@example.org.