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Slight 2.3.0

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A minimal theme, powered by Ghost. Live demo: (https://silvenga.com) (using the master branch).

Created from scratch with inspiration from Ms. Qian’s Crisp theme (http://kathyqian.com/) and Roryg’s Ghostwriter theme (https://github.com/roryg/ghostwriter).


  • Minimal design to showcase content.
  • Responsive design written in HTML5/LESS.
  • Full Ajax transitions between posts.
  • Built in GitHub’s Gist beautifier.
  • Disqus comment support.
  • MIT license to customize and distribute.


To reach optimal size the user must reprocess the code after making any edits. Ensure that NPM is installed and working.

  • Run npm install to ensure that the development environment is ready.
  • Modify any settings in ./strings.json. To disable a feature, set the value to "".
  • Run grunt to process the files and create the theme.
  • Add the Slight folder to ./content/themes of your Ghost installation and restart Ghost.
  • Select theme under the administration tools within Ghost.

Change Log

2.3.0 - 4/13/2015

  • Updated for Ghost 0.6.0
  • Updated for Ghost 0.5.9
  • Added navigation compatibility with Ghost 0.5.9.
  • Added basic build unit tests.
  • Improved love.
  • Improved rendering speed by async loading CSS.
  • Improved styling of block quotes.
  • Fixed flashing quotes.
  • Fixed styling covering title link.
  • Fixed race condition resulting in a white page on 4XX errors.

2.1.0 - 12/24/2014

  • Updated for Ghost 0.5.7
  • Added string dictionary (data is injected during preprocessing) - no more need to edit any of the hbs files.
  • Added edit button on posts when logged in.
  • Improved allow LESS to do more of the heavy lifting.
  • Improved size of visual assets.
  • Improved grunt tasks (a lot faster).
  • Improved normalize upgraded to v3.
  • Improved style across all pages.
  • Improved using grunt's less plug-in.
  • Improved comment system can easily be disabled.
  • Fixed race condition if Ajax takes longer than 400ms to return.
  • Fixed flashing/blinking in Chrome.
  • Fixed Social icons being light boxed.
  • Fixed footer to stay at bottom.
  • Fixed images breaking code blocks.
  • Fixed light box sizing issues.

2.0.0 - 9/18/2014

  • Updated for Ghost 0.5.2.
  • Added Fluidbox by Terry Mun (http://terrymun.com) to provide seamless lightbox transitions.
  • Added complete code rewrite (CSS, HTML, JavaScript).
  • Improved grunt processing speed.
  • Improved significant size reductions.
  • Fixed dozens of bugs.

1.0.5 - 6/21/2014

  • Added jquery.lazyView (https://github.com/Silvenga/jquery-lazyView).
  • Improved Ajax loading.
  • Improved grunt building.
  • Fixed comment issues when loading via Ajax.
  • Fixes issues with mobile devices (iPhone).
  • Fixed IE11 issues.
  • Fixed Webkit CSS issues.
  • Fixed style bugs.

1.0.2 - 6/5/2014

  • Added simple light box for images.
  • Improved image handling.
  • Improved page loading is faster now.
  • Improved size.
  • Fixed styles when view with different resolutions.
  • Fixed menu issues.
  • Fixed issues with the scripting.


  • First release.


Ghost 0.6.0 compatibility

Latest Stable Theme Download

Latest Dev Theme Download


Slight is under the MIT license.