Left is a clean, whitespace-happy layout for Jekyll.
This is designed to be an easy layout to modify for your own blog. It was extracted from zachholman.com, which means it was battle-hardened from years of posting serious blog posts about emoji and swear words.
- Install Jekyll:
gem install jekyll
- Fork this repository
- Clone it:
git clone https://github.com/YOUR-USER/left
- Run the jekyll server:
You should have a server up and running locally at http://localhost:4000.
Next you'll want to change a few things. Most of them can be changed directly in _config.yml. That's where we'll pull your name, Twitter username, and things like that.
There's a few other places that you'll want to change, too:
- CNAME: If you're using
this on GitHub Pages with a custom domain name, you'll want to change this
to be the domain you're going to use. All that should be in here is a
domain name on the first line and nothing else (like:
- favicon.ico: This is a smaller version of my gravatar for use as the icon in your browser's address bar. You should change it to whatever you'd like.
- apple-touch-icon.png: Again, this is my gravatar, and it shows up in iOS and various other apps that use this file as an "icon" for your site.
You should deploy with GitHub Pages- it's just easier.
All you should have to do is rename your repository on GitHub to be
username.github.com. Since everything is on the
gh-pages branch, you
should be able to see your new site at http://username.github.io.
This is MIT with no added caveats, so feel free to use this on your site without linking back to me or using a disclaimer or anything silly like that.
If you'd like give me credit somewhere on your blog or tweet a shout out to @holman, well hey, I'll take it.