Getting Started

A brief guide to working with Jumpstart.

NOTE: SVG icons and graphics do not appear when you are viewing the page from a local file. This is because the SVG injection script requires AJAX to work, which only works on a server. To see icons appear, you must view the page from a local server such as the Browsersync server provided in the Dev Tools.

Component Demos

For a demonstration of Jumpstart's style and other CSS features, see the Style Guide. See the Plugins page for a demonstration of all included javascript plugins.

Setting up Dev Tools

Unzip the theme package to any folder and open a command line at that location.

Jumpstart's dev tools require Node, Git, and the Gulp CLI package. Assuming you have Node and Git installed, the following command installs Gulp Command Line Utility globally so the gulp command can be used anywhere in your system.

npm install gulp-cli -g

When you have installed Gulp, run npm install and the required packages for the Jumpstart dev tools will be downloaded to the node_modules directory.

npm install

If you see errors such as EACCESS during installation, please follow these instructions at npm docs to install Node via nvm which resolves the permissions errors.

Jumpstart employs Browsersync to serve pages from the dist directory. Running gulp will compile the theme, copy all required files to the dist directory and will open a browser window to dist/index.html.


While Gulp is running, Files in the pages, scss and js folders are monitored for changes, which will inject updated CSS or cause a refresh in Browsersync.

Hit Ctrl+C or just close the command line window to stop the server.

How to get support

Medium Rare provides support for bugfixes and guidance on using the theme.

To access support, open a ticket at our support system on Ticksy.

Giving Feedback

We strive to improve our products and we rely on feedback from our customers.

Please feel free to share any feedback about Jumpstart via twitter @mrareweb or feedback(at)