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🌑 this is the Jekyll theme used for @alternatyves portfolio site

alternate screenshot

To check the Jekyll theme minus content, go to: Theme demo

Features

  • Image index start page
  • Blog
  • jekyll-archives to build and sort through categories & tags pages
  • RSS/Atom feed
  • SEO tags
  • Microdata markup
  • Jekyll livereload + NPM for fast development
  • Built-in site search (does not work with GitHub Pages)

Get Started

Install Jekyll

git clone git://github.com/YJPL/alternate.git
cd alternate
(npm install tachyons)
npm start

That should do the trick. Add your site and author details in _config.yml. Get a workflow going to see your site's output with Jekyll locally using Jekyll commands or Gulp.

Then open another tab in terminal and run

bundle exec jekyll serve --watch

This will build the site.

This sets up a Jekyll server for dev on port 4000. The site is regenerated every time you save a file. NOTE: Changing _config.yml will require a restart of the Jekyll server to see changes.

To restart server, go to terminal tab that server is running in then press

ctrl+C ⇧ enter then

To fire Jekyll with auto-regeneration, use:

npm run start

This runs a series of tasks: minifies CSS, images and Javascript.

This command builds the site locally on port 4000, with livereload so you can quickly revise design changes.

Responsive images

For a portfolio, this aspect is important. Resized images are served by the jekyll-picture-tag plugin to _site/images/generated

The site also use a custom ruby plugin that will replace Markdown images eg. ![description](image.jpg) with {% picture %} tag

It means that you no longer need to write special markup for responsive image such as {% picture image.jpg --alt alt text for image --title image title %}, and that, should you stop using the picture tag plugin, the site images would not break (assuming you keep the little img_tag_transform.rb ruby plugin in place, otherwise you’d need to write ![description](img/image.jpg) for the images to display.

Make sure there there is no space in image names!!!

Notes

Blog posts are in alternate/_posts/ There are three layouts, one for posts, one for other pages, and one for long form articles. Layouts are stored in alternate/_layouts/ Folders that begin with an underscore are not copied over to _site. The home page has its own layout (root index.html file). Drafts are used for development & testing purpose.

Develop

Building front-end assets: styles and scripts

Install Node module dependencies:

npm install

Tachyons

You can change the site styling using Tachyons, look for the CSS in the sup-theme file, located in the src folder.

Tachyons is a CSS toolkit and design system based on using components. Please refer to Tachyons documentation, you can also start with https://github.com/dwyl/learn-tachyons

Once you are done with your style changes, run:

Run the npm run

build:css

That will process all your CSS files in one readable file located in assets/css/alt-tachyons.css.

to minify your css you can run

npm run minify-css

or

npm run start

to minify and build the site locally.

npm commands with browser reload

Supply uses a couple of custom Postcss npm scripts. Make sure your dependencies are installed: npm install. Type npm outdated to see if you have outdated versions, then install any outdated dependencies.

Once that is done, to build your site & concatenate your CSS (in assets -> CSS), simply run:

npm run start

This command builds the site locally on port 4000, you can quickly revise design changes thanks to livereload.

Editing

Posts

  • Add, update, or remove a post in the Posts collection.
  • Change the defaults when new posts are created in _posts/_defaults.md.

Collections

Read about collections in the Jekyll documentation.

Credits & thanks

Build with Jekyll loosely based on JKL + TACHYONS, (c) 2015 @mrmrs

Thanks to GitHub for code versioning and to Netlify for deployment and content delivery.

Copyright / License

The content of this project itself, all illustrations & design works are (c) Yves JPL Capelle / alternate outc. / SOFAM. The underlying source code used to format and display that content is licensed under the MIT license.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2020-2024 @YJPL

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.