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README.md

The Proxima theme

Build Status

Proxima is a Jekyll theme for GitHub Pages, with customizable colors and GitHub-like styling.

Preview Theme

Usage

To use the Proxima theme:

  1. Add the following to your site's _config.yml:

    remote_theme: dannyben/jekyll-theme-proxima
  2. Optionally, if you'd like to preview your site on your computer, add the following to your site's Gemfile:

    gem "github-pages", group: :jekyll_plugins

Customizing

Configuration variables

Proxima will respect the following variables, if set in your site's _config.yml:

title: [The title of your site]
description: [A short description of your site's purpose]
google_analytics: [Your Google Analytics tracking ID]

header:
  background: '#789'
  color: white

footer:
  border: '1px solid #eee'

Stylesheet

If you'd like to add your own custom styles:

  1. Create a file called /assets/css/style.scss in your site
  2. Add the following content to the top of the file, exactly as shown:
    ---
    ---
    
    @import "{{ site.theme }}";
  3. Add any custom CSS (or Sass, including imports) you'd like immediately after the @import line

Layouts

If you'd like to change the theme's HTML layout:

  1. Copy the original template from the theme's repository
  2. Create a file called /_layouts/default.html in your site
  3. Paste the default layout content copied in the first step
  4. Customize the layout as you'd like

Overriding GitHub-generated URLs

Templates often rely on URLs supplied by GitHub such as links to your repository or links to download your project. If you'd like to override one or more default URLs:

  1. Look at the template source to determine the name of the variable. It will be in the form of {{ site.github.zip_url }}.
  2. Specify the URL that you'd like the template to use in your site's _config.yml. For example, if the variable was site.github.url, you'd add the following:
    github:
      zip_url: http://example.com/download.zip
      another_url: another value
  3. When your site is built, Jekyll will use the URL you specified, rather than the default one provided by GitHub.

Note: You must remove the site. prefix, and each variable name (after the github.) should be indent with two space below github:.

For more information, see the Jekyll variables documentation.

Previewing the theme locally

If you'd like to preview the theme locally (for example, in the process of proposing a change):

  1. Clone down the theme's repository and cd into it
  2. Run bundle to install the necessary dependencies
  3. Run run server to start the preview server
  4. Visit localhost:3000 in your browser to preview the theme
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