Thank you for purchasing the Aperture Template for your new Webflow site.
This page contains some instructions for how to quickly get started on customizing the site to your brand and liking. If you run into any trouble, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Colors in the Aperture Template are based entirely on the swatch system in Webflow. If you change a color in the Swatch, it changes everywhere on the site instantly.
So how do you change a color swatch?
Voila — it's that easy!
The Aperture Template uses the Poppins font as its default font. Changing the default body font will affect all fonts on the entire site.
The featured images that are displayed throughout the site are fetched from the Featured Images CMS located under CMS Collections. Enter the information for each photo and you'll see it pop up on the site.
If you'd like to display a specific photo on a specific section of the site, simply edit the Filter options for that Collection List and enter the name of the photo that you'd like to display.
For more in-depth tutorials on CMS items and Collection lists, watch this tutorial on Webflow University.
The gear items that are displayed on the gear page is fetched from the Gear Items CMS located under CMS Collections. If you want, you can affiliate links to each item and the links for the specified item will show up on the gear page.
This template contains a couple of icons. They are free to use if you like, but beware that they will not change color based on your Swatches. This is because they are static images located in Assets. If you would like to use them in your color, download them from Assets and change to color of the SVGs. (This requires some knowledge of either SVG code or graphics editing software, like Sketch, Illustrator or Figma).
Before publishing your site, make sure to edit the Title Tag and Meta Description. These will make sure that search engines like Google are able to parse the site in a correct way.
It is also a good idea to go over the use of heading tags, alt-texts and more to optimize your SEO. Take a look at Webflow's essential guide on SEO if this doesn't make a lot of sense to you.
Do I need to know a ton of Webflow before building my site?
No! The Aperture Template comes with all the functionality that you'll likely need for your site. However, it's a good idea to at least get comfortable with Webflow University's videos (they're great!) so that you know where to go if you run into any issues.
My site takes forever to load!
Check to make sure that your images aren't taking up an unnecessary amount of space on the site. A great way to reduce file sizes is through a service like TinyJPG or through an app like ImageOptim or Squash.
Can you help me with my site?
If you've run into any issues with the template, please write a comment under Support on the Aperture Template page and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the best format for icons and logotypes?
SVGs, SVGs, SVGs. Don't let anybody tell you differently.
Can you build my site for me?
You never know! Send us at GKDC an email at email@example.com, and we'll take it from there. The minimum budget for a web project at GKDC is $3000.
Can I use custom fonts in this template?
Of course you can. Here's a great tutorial on custom fonts. Remember, if you change the font for Body (All Pages) — every little piece of typography on this entire site will change. Isn't that amazing?