Say hello to Hyas 👋

Posted October 6, 2020 by Henk Verlinde ‐ 1 min read

Introducing Hyas, a Hugo starter helping you build modern websites that are secure, fast, and SEO-ready — by default.

Solid as a rock

Some website projects require a solid starting point. With a great developer experience and a sound user experience. Sometimes you just don’t want to start from scratch. That’s why I created Hyas 💚

This is how we do it

Making use of the power of Hugo. Following best practices for performance, SEO and security. Optimized for the Netlify platform. And always flexible, so you can easily make it your own.

Say Whaaat?

  • Security aware
  • Fast by default ⚡️
  • SEO-ready
  • Development tools (linting, cleaning)
  • Bootstrap framework
  • Netlify-ready (functions, redirects, headers)

100 scores on Google Lighthouse

Google Lighthouse Scores Hyas

Get 100 scores on Google Lighthouse by default. Hyas removes unused css, prefetches links, and lazy loads images.

A+ scores on Mozilla Observatory

Get A+ scores on Mozilla Observatory out of the box. Easily change the default Security Headers to suit your needs.

What’s with the name?

Hyas used Atlas 🙏 as a starting point. In Greek mythology, Hyas was the son of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra.

Do what?

Check out the docs or Deploy to Netlify in less than a minute.


Contributions are welcome. Check the Code of Conduct. Suggest an idea, Create a bug report, or Improve the documentation.


Like Hyas? Star the Hyas repo on GitHub. Thanks!