A minimal, type-focused Jekyll theme.
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README.md

preview Long Haul

Long Haul is a minimal jekyll theme built with COMPASS / SASS / SUSY and focuses on long form blog posts. It is meant to be used as a starting point for a jekyll blog/website.

If you really enjoy Long Haul and want to give me credit somewhere on the internet send or tweet out your experience with Long Haul and tag me @brianmaierjr.

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Features

  • Minimal, Type Focused Design
  • Built with SASS + COMPASS
  • Layout with SUSY Grid
  • SVG Social Icons
  • Responsive Nav Menu
  • XML Feed for RSS Readers
  • Contact Form via Formspree
  • 5 Post Loop with excerpt on Home Page
  • Previous / Next Post Navigation
  • Estimated Reading Time for posts
  • Stylish Drop Cap on posts
  • A Better Type Scale for all devices

Setup

  1. Install Jekyll
  2. Fork the Long Haul repo
  3. Clone it
  4. Install Bundler
  5. Run bundle install
  6. Run Jekyll jekyll serve -w
  7. Run compass watch
  8. Customize!

Site Settings

The main settings can be found inside the _config.yml file:

  • title: title of your site
  • description: description of your site
  • url: your url
  • paginate: the amount of posts displayed on homepage
  • navigation: these are the links in the main site navigation
  • social diverse social media usernames (optional)
  • google_analytics Google Analytics key (optional)

License

This is MIT with no added caveats, so feel free to use this Jekyll theme on your site without linking back to me or using a disclaimer.