Beginner lost in the sea of theme, knows what little he wants but doesn not know where to find it


As you see below I don’t want much: configurable unfolding menu, single fixed background, transparent page backgrounds.
I understand the CSS vocabulary and principles, but could not write the likes of menus on my own. I wanna stress out that I’m a biologist, not someone unwilling to learn… But web development is beyond me, it’s too changing and full of conventions and makes my head hurt.
I tried tweaking a few themes but they’re all waaay above my head, just writing body { background-image: url(“background.jpg”} doesn’t work, and I ain’t guess how it could work, or if the theme would allow it…
I should be able to modify things but only if I know they are in the first place.

What’s the closest theme you know that would fit the bill ?
In hope I won’t get “RTFM” (which I did),

Hi @Mehdi_Saada and welcome here,

after a quick look around, the Mainroad theme (Demo) could meet your requirements, give it a try and tell if something is missing or unclear

Here are two places where you can find more themes:

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Thanks !
Huh, I forgot the click on tracking for this thread…
Jamstack is very useful.

Doit - Demo is excellent, the frame, automatic table of content (damn !) but there is no submenus. No deal breaker though.

  • Custom CSS Style
  • A new home page , compatible with the latest version of Hugo
  • A lot of style detail adjustments, including color, font size, margins, code preview style

implies changing wallpaper and background opacity, right ?

Mainroad is nice too, but does

  • Main & secondary menus
  • Configurable theme settings (sidebar position, author box, post navigation, highlight color) via config.toml

mean changing the wallpaper too ?