Magento frontend redesigned

Hyvä Themes

Hyvä Logo in Dunkelblau (vollständig)

Fast store thanks to Hyvä

Hyvä Themes is a slim and fast frontend for the store system Magento, which combines strong performance with a simple design. With the goal of reducing dependency on third-party modules and complexity in development, Hyvä was designed and developed by our colleague and friend Willem Wigman. We have been using it in projects for a long time and are involved in the further development of Hyvä as a technical partner.
As a complement to Hyvä Themes, there is a React-based checkout that can be used under the name Hyvä Checkout and in all Magento 2 stores – independent of Hyvä Themes. There is also Hyvä Admin (open source and free), which was developed in collaboration with Vinai Kopp.

Why Hyvä stands out

This modern frontend is based on TailwindCSS and Alpine JS, making it easy to design a unique user interface with fast and flexible Magento themes.

Strong Performance
Reduced complexity
Reduced dependency
More focus on developer needs

Why Hyvä Themes is the better frontend

The e-commerce platform Magento impresses with many strengths, such as the flexibility for customizations and the multistore functionality for international online stores. Unfortunately, the front end of Magento was not one of the strengths of the system before the creation of Hyvä Themes. Neither the traditional frontend Luma, nor the modern PWA approach are free of problems.

Disadvantages of the Luma frontend

Magento 2's own frontend, Luma, was already considered outdated when it was released. To support dynamic components, Magento introduced UI Components in the checkout and admin area, which allow handling many individual components and extensions. The problem: UI Components are very complex, which creates an enormous amount of extra work even for experienced developers. The biggest problem is the amount of JavaScript code, which causes long loading times and can only be optimized with a lot of effort.

Disadvantages of PWA

PWA combine the advantages of native apps with a website. But PWA also suffer from large amounts of JavaScript code. Our experience has shown that PWA only provide a stable basis if you either stay close to the standard of the respective PWA solution and are satisfied with the limited feature set or provide an extensive budget for custom feature development. In addition, the development effort for PWA is very high, as it is not a solely frontend web development, but also requires extensive backend development skills.

Hyvä as the best solution

For these reasons, neither Luma nor PWA technologies were a satisfactory solution for us. Small and medium-sized merchants in particular are left behind by the high costs of these options, which was not acceptable to us. Our goal is to offer the most cost-effective and efficient solution for our customers. The result of this? Hyvä!