Appolo is a set of plugins and themes for Jekyll to create a static portfolio website for app developers to showcase their work. Its minimalistic theme and playful animations make it perfect to display the amazing apps you have made. The responsive design looks perfect in desktop or mobile. It also comes with a set of plugins to remove the hassle of formatting your apps' pages.
Made by a developer. For developers.
There are so many single page landing page for showcasing a single app. But I need a theme to showcase multiple apps and I couldn't find it. And since I've been using Github with Jekyll and Octopress to blog, I figured it'd be nice to have a Jekyll theme for apps showcase. This theme is based on a Zoom Slider demo in Codrops. Appolo also comes with custom Liquid tags to help writing an app's page easier. Check out my apps' website to see it in action.
- Clone this repo.
- Install Jekyll if you haven't.
gem install jekyll
- Go to repo's directory and run
jekyll servefrom Terminal.
Adding a new app
To add a new app, simply create a markdown file in
_posts directory or just duplicate sample the markdown file in
_posts/2015-12-26-appolo.markdown. Set the variables in the YAML Front Matter block with your app's parameters.
|description||Used in the head's meta.|
|categories||Not used currently.|
|permalink||NEEDED. This sets the app's URL to baseurl/permalink.|
|device||Type of device to use for this app in the landing page. Available options: imac, macbook, iphone, ipad, and apple-watch.|
|name||Name of the app that is shown on the landing page.|
|external_url||OPTIONAL. If you want to open external URL when user clicks on the app, set this variable.|
Writing a new app page
Appolo comes with some custom Liquid tags to make it easy writing an app page.
||Use this tag to render a section title.|
When adding a new app, there are some images you need to prepare. You need to put these images in
|preview.png||321 x 193 px||This preview image is used on the landing page. It is positioned inside the device you chose for the app.|
|icon.png||512 x 512 px||Icon of the app.|
|fb.png||1200 x 630 px||The image for Facebook Open Graph.|
- If you got
"Your site is having problems building: The tag img in _posts/2015-12-20-deep.markdown/#excerpt is not a recognized Liquid tag", check out the workaround here.
- If you're using Appolo for a Github Project Page, set the
/<project_name>/. So if you're project's URL is
/<projectname>/. Check out the Appolo-demo repository and its corresponding page.
- Original theme by Codrops.
- Dynamic.js by Michaël Villar.
- Modernizr by the Modernizr Team.
- Animate.css by Daniel Eden.
- Hammer.js by Eight Media Team.
- Flat Apple Devices by Peter Finlan.
- Apple Watch by Vincent Le Moign.
- Website Mockup "Space Exploration" by Ante Matijaca.
- Free To-Do App UI by InVision.
- Pex: Free Website PSD by Blaz.
- Perspective App Screen Mockup by GraphicBurger.