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What's jekyll-minimal-theme?

It's another minimal(istic) Jekyll static site generator theme, that is, a ready-to-fork template pack.

See a live demo @ »

For example:

├── _config.yml                               # site configuration
├── _posts                                    # sample blog posts
|   ├──     #   filename format:
|   ├──
|   ├──
|   └──
├── _layouts                           
|   ├── default.html                   # master layout template
|   └── post.html                      # single blog post template
├── css                               
|   ├── _settings.scss                 # style settings (e.g. variables)
|   └── style.scss                     # master style page
├── feed.xml                           # web feed template (e.g. in atom format)
├── archive.html                       # archive template
└── index.html                         # index template

will result in (with permalink: /:title.html):

└── _site                                # output build folder; site gets generated here
    ├── css
    |   └── style.css                    # styles for pages (copied 1:1 as is)
    ├── sportdb-update-v192.html         # blog post page
    ├── new-repo-baviria-bayern.html     # another blog post page
    ├── sql-views.html                   #  ""
    ├── new-repo-maps.html               #  ""
    ├── quick-starter-datafiles.html     #  ""
    ├── feed.xml                         # web feed (e.g. in atom format)
    ├── archive.html                     # archive page
    └── index.html                       # index page


To use - delete all sample posts in the _posts folder and change the settings in _config.yml to use your own site.title and site.url:

title:   'Jekyll Minimal Theme'
url:     ''
  name:  'Jekyll Minimal Theme Team'

Color n Typography Settings (in css/_settings.scss)

Typography (Fonts):

$font-family:       "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

$code-font-family:  Menlo, Monaco, "Courier New", monospace;


$masthead-color:         #505050;
$masthead-small-color:   #C0C0C0;

$post-title-color:       #303030;
$post-date-color:        #9a9a9a;

$body-color:            #515151;
$body-background-color: #fff;

$link-color:            #268bd2;

$headings-color:        #313131;    // h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6

$strong-color:          #303030;    // strong

$pre-background-color:  #f9f9f9;    // pre

$blockquote-color:        #7a7a7a;  // blockquote
$blockquote-border-color: #e5e5e5;

$table-border-color:         #e5e5e5;
$table-odd-background-color: #f9f9f9;

A big thanks to the Poole theme; the jekyll-minimal-theme started out w/ the typography and color settings from the Poole theme.

Alternative (Minimal) Jekyll Themes

in _main.scss:
  font-family:     "Merriweather", "PT Serif", Georgia, "Times New Roman", serif;
  code-font-family: Menlo, Monaco, "Courier New", monospace;
  h1-h6|button|form|pagination|footer -font-family:
                   'Lato', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif;

in _basscss.scss:
  font-family:       'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif;
  • Hikari Theme by Mathieu Mayer-Mazzoli - (Source)
in components/_syntax.scss:
  code-font-family:    'Courier', monospace;
in base/_variables.scss:
  font-family:         'Open Sans', sans-serif;
  variant-font-family: 'Lora', Georgia, serif;
in base/_global.scss:
  h1-h6-font-family:  'Open Sans', sans-serif;
in base/_reset.scss:
  font-family:         sans-serif;
  code-font-family:    monospace, monospace;

More Themes

See the Dr. Jekyll's Themes directory.

More Quick Starter Wizard Scripts

See the Mr. Hyde's Scripts library.


The theme and scripts are dedicated to the public domain. Use it as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.

Questions? Comments?

Send them along to the wwwmake forum. Thanks!