A jekyll portfolio generator (that looks awesome). Louie is free, lightweight, and customizable as a blog, archive, or portfolio.
Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:
And add this line to your Jekyll site's
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install louie
Here are a few general info fields to populate your new site right away.
title: HTML <title>, which is overridden by post/page title if exists baseurl: "" favicon: "/path/to" g_analytics: UA-12345678-1 header: name of your site here desc: > description of your site, can be a quick bio if it's a portfolio. It supports HTML so add your links, imgs, whatever!
Social media links
To add links to your social sites (linkedin, twitter, etc) below the bio, create a file named
social.yml in your
_data folder (which you may not have created yet). Inside it, follow the following format:
- title: Twitter url: http://twitter.com/lllychen - title: Github url: http://github.com/lllychen/louie # and so on...
The names for each column is defaulted to
Category, respectively. However, this can be changed according to use cases. For instance, an archive of classic literature may need to adjust accordingly:
post_title: Story post_date: Year post_cat: Genre
The default format for dates is
%b %-d, %Y, which outputs
Jan 1, 2017. However, you can customize it according to this in
_config.yml such as follows:
You can include the following variables in the front matter for posts:
title: Berry Perfume category: Narrative img: [ OPTIONAL: url or path in directory ]
img variable is used to produce a randomly placed image associated with this post when you hover over it. If you omit it, there simply won't be a picture and all is still well.
If you prefer not to have the category in your post permalink, follow the guidelines here to remove it among other configurations.
To include previous and next links at the bottom of a post page, leave the following setting to
true. Otherwise, change to
The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.
Stories created and collected by Story Bytes.
Images collected by Unsplash