Astro Minimal Starter

A minimal, SEO-focused website starter that uses Astro

Overview

If you haven't heard about Astro yet you're missing out. This starter gives you a blog website with posts written in Markdown, all powered by Astro.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this starter either. With excellent SEO built in, Astro's excellent developer environment, and performance best practices you're getting one of the best foundations for a personal blog with posts written in markdown. The reason for making such a bare bones starter in terms of styles is that it has what you need out of the box for SEO and site structure but it makes no assumptions about how you want it look and behave.

Sometimes starters can feel like they are giving us way too much and you'll spend a day picking apart half of the code to get to the setup you actually wanted. Want to use vanilla CSS instead of Tailwind or Scss? No problem!

Features

  • Excellent SEO Built In
    • Open Graph Tags (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
    • User Declared Canonical URLs
    • RSS Feed
    • XML Sitemap
    • Robots.txt
    • JSON LD Schema
  • Markdown based blog posts with featured images
  • Extremely minimal styles
  • Performant Google Fonts Setup