06 May 2013
Scribble, a Jekyll theme
There is no clever design philosophy to talk about, I tried to find something to work with, and ‘scribble’ came to my mind. This theme uses Open Sans powered by Google Web Fonts, and was written in plain HTML, SCSS & CoffeeScript, though .scss & .coffee files wouldn’t be included in the theme.
The theme is mobile optimised but I did not check browser compatibility. It looks great in Chrome, Safari and Firefox though.
- Fork the repository.
- Clone the repository to your computer.
git clone https://github.com/username/scribble
- If using older versions of Jekyll
Build and run jekyll using
jekyll --server --auto.
If using Jekyll 1.0
Build Jekyll using
Then run Jekyll using
jekyll serve --watch
- Go to http://localhost:4000 for your site.
Make it yours
- I have extract most user specific information to
_config.yml, you should be able to set up almost everything from it.
- Change about.md for blog intro.
- For domain settings, see the guide from GitHub.
When writing a post, there are 3 options you can add to the header.
If disqus is set to 'y’, at the end of the post there will be a disqus thread, just like this one. To use disqus, you MUST set up your own disqus account.
An option for showing tweet and like button under a post.
date: 2013-05-06 18:07:17
Date is not a required header since Jekyll reads the file name for date, this was added in only for the signoff time. (as shown at the end of this post) If you don’t want the signoff time, go into
/includes/signoff.htmland remove the
Til next time,
Mu-An Chiou at 16:27