An awesome YAML-based CV that works with your existing Jekyll site
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An awesome YAML-based CV that works with your existing Jekyll site

Example: :-)

What this is

Takes YAML as input (such as this) and produces pretty HTML (such as this) using Jekyll. Works also with GitHub Pages.

Why: The YAML input is maintainable and easy to change, so updating my CV is no longer annoying. And Jekyll integration makes my pretty data also look pretty on my pretty website, automatically.

How to use

First, tell Jekyll your data. The simplest way is to add a _data/cv.yml file. The syntax is hopefully obvious from this example.

Then, stuff cv.html into Jekyll. There are multiple ways to achieve that, the simplest being just copying cv.html into something.html (and adding a front matter).

A method easier to maintain is to add this repository as a Git submodule, symlink cv.html into _includes/, and then {% include cv.html %} in pages. You can see this setup on my website. How to:

cd <your-site>/_includes  # you need to put it under _includes because jekyll doesn't like arbitrary symlinks
git submodule add
ln -s yamlCV/cv.html .



The template expects the following CSS classes to exist:

  • text-primary { color: your-primary-color; }: used for the section titles and link color
  • text-muted { color: some-grey; }: used for the "tagline"

If you use Bootstrap, these should be already present.


You can add the following into the page's front matter:

cv:  # all CV settings go under this
        PDF: url.pdf
        YAML: url.yml
        Whatever: anything you put here will show up as a download link in the upper right corner
    no_lines: true  # set this if you don't like the horizontal lines that go with section titles

Pull requests are welcome!

As always ;-)