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There is no DEMO available for this theme but you can look at my own website or my Etsy shop to get a feel for the type of websites I design.

About this theme

This theme is designed to work for blogs and websites that do not have relevant photos to make their content stand out and want to feature illustrations instead. The stylish Art Nouveau (1890-1920) design is inspired by natural forms and curved lines and includes a collection of artwork that will give your website a bespoke look and feel.

The website's default header contains an animated vector animation of a man and a woman standing next to the entrance to the metro (underground) as the wind blows the autumn leaves across your screen. The ribbons on the woman's hat are animated. So are her skirt and the leaves. The background consists of an Art Nouveau flower texture. The same flower is used as a divider throughout the site. You can also use animated vector illustrations throughout the site. As you scroll down, these animated vector illustrations feature elements of the metro that you can use to illustrate your story. For example, as you scroll down you descend onto the platform below where trains pass the station and the woman waits for her connection.

All colors can be changed in the configuration page of the theme. Optional header, footer, sidebar (left or right) are also available as well as partials and snippets for the popular RainLab.Blog en RainLab.Pages plugins.


Plugins can extend these features. Either by adding blocks to the Page Builder or by adding snippets.

YES Bootstrap 4 library
YES Font Awesome library
YES Art Nouveau font
YES Color settings (including the colors used in the artwork and background image)
YES Page Builder
YES Animated Art Nouveau vector art
YES Optional sidebar (left or right)
YES Optional header and footer
YES RainLab.Pages automagically injects staticMenu and staticBreadcrumbs in the layout
YES Snippets for RainLab.Blog (blog categories, blog posts)
YES Snippets for RainLab.Pages (Art Nouveau flower divider, address)
YES Default layout
YES Blog category page
YES Blog post page
YES Option to add custom CSS and javascript
YES Free support available for bugs or questions
YES Commercial support available for customization
YES 30% of your purchase goes to help fund the October Project
PENDING Optional additional animated illustrations available in paid plugins [NEW]

Plugin with optional steampunk elements [NEW]

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and design inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era (1837-1901) or American "Wild West" (1865-1900), in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

I am currently adding some fun optional "Steampunk" elements to this design that you can use as illustrations throughout the site. These will be made available in a paid plugin.

Like this theme?

Did you know that 30% of your purchase goes to help fund the October Project? If you purchase this theme, you help me to develop it further, provide support for it or make new themes.

Default color scheme

Hello, I am Wiego Bergsma. Please start by reading the whole documentation! If you have any questions, find a bug or experience difficulties getting the plugin to work please use the Support Forum for the plugin. Only leave a Review if you are happy with the plugin or are still unhappy with the plugin after reaching out to me in the Support Forum for the plugin. Thank you! Wiego

Getting started

  1. Add briddle.art-nouveau to a project and attach it to your website.
  2. This will automagically install RainLab.Pages (Static Pages), RainLab.Blog and RainLab.Translate
  3. Go to Settings > CMS > Front-end theme > Customize to configure the theme.

Using this theme for end-users

This theme automagically injects staticMenu and staticBreadcrumbs if you add those components to the layout. It also includes the following snippets for the Static Pages Plugin:

  • divider
  • address
  • station

This theme includes the following snippets for the Static Pages Plugin if you add the blogCategories, blogPosts and blogPost components to the layout:

  • divider
  • address
  • blog categories
  • blog posts

You can add text and/or snippets to either the main content, the left column, the right column, the header or the footer. These will automagically become visible if you add content to them.

You can also use the Page Builder. The Page Builder is essentially a repeater field in the Static Pages plugin from RainLab that allows you to add mobile-friendly content blocks to your page. For this theme, content blocks can either span the entire available width or be placed alongside each other and behave like columns. You can also optionally add snippets with animated vector illustrations to content blocks (this will add an additional content block with the contents of the snippet).

Using this theme as a starting point (web designers and web developers)

If you are a web designer or web developer this theme gives you a head start in developing a bespoke Art Nouveau theme for your client.


Please use the Support Forum (on the left side of the page) or send me a private message. Do not use reviews to ask for support.

You can also visit my website


Beta version of station illustration

Jan 25, 2019


Tweaks for mobile

Jan 23, 2019


Added Metro entrance to banner

Jan 22, 2019


Added Art Nouveau Logo with configurable Letter

Jan 22, 2019


Improved Page builder blocks and restructured the demo

Jan 22, 2019


Added Page builder blocks and added custom CSS and JS fields in settings

Jan 19, 2019


Bugfix demo content

Jan 18, 2019


Allow plugins to make page blocks available to the page builder and add snippets

Jan 18, 2019


Allow you to overwrite the default Art Nouveau banner art

Jan 18, 2019


Updated preview image

Jan 15, 2019


Support for blocks

Jan 15, 2019


Support for logo

Jan 15, 2019


Support for footer (address, phone, mail, text)

Jan 15, 2019


Snippets and support for sidebar (left or right) in layout

Jan 15, 2019


Support for RainLab.Blog

Jan 15, 2019


Support for RainLab.Pages

Jan 15, 2019


Art Nouveau Hero artwork with animation

Jan 15, 2019


Define and use 3 colors in theme configuration

Jan 15, 2019


Theme initialization

Jan 15, 2019