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Awesome (Gem-Packaged) Jekyll Themes
A collection of awesome (gem-packaged) Jekyll themes
ANNOUNCEMENT: Looking for awesome "classic" Jekyll themes? See the Dr. Jekyll's Themes directory / listing.
Contributions welcome. Anything missing? Send in a pull request. Thanks.
Note: Starting with Jekyll 3.2+ Themes can get packaged up into Ruby gems.
See the (Gem-Packaged) Themes Page @ Jekyll Docs ».
Intro / Disclaimer
Gem-Packaged Themes vs. "Classic" Themes
From the "Unofficial" Jekyll F.A.Q.:
Q: How can I get started with gem-packaged themes? / Do I need to package my theme into a gem?
Gem-packaged themes are just an advanced option and in addition they are in development for (real world) experiments (e.g. think v0.1 as stated by the Ben Balter - the lead designer / manager / dev at GitHub).
Thus, to conclude do NOT read too much into the official themes docs e.g. as the only or "right" way to design a theme. Just (continue to) use "classic" themes - there are hundreds to learn from and once you have mastered "classic" themes you can "graduate" to the master class, that is, using gem-packaged themes.
Again gem-packaged themes are wonderful and welcome -- remember, however, the party is just getting started:
For some "classic" starter themes you may try some of Henry's themes:
For the "state-of-the-art" what a "classic" theme can do - see the incredible beautiful and extremely well-documented (incl. a getting started guide and much much more) Minimal Mistakes (MM) theme by Michael Rose. Happy Jekylling.
Pixyll ★1515 (github: johnotander/pixyll) by John Otander -- a simple, beautiful Jekyll theme that's mobile first.
Overkyll ★4 (gem: overkyll-jekyll-theme, github: bertrandkeller/overkyll-jekyll-theme) by Bertrand Keller -- a simple starter theme with an ITCSS sass files organisation, a flexbox grid and modular typography
Cocoon ★1 github: pro-panda/cocoon by Rahul Bothra -- Minimal, single paged blog theme
theme property in your
_config.yml to specify a theme that comes packaged with GitHub Pages. See
pages.github.com/themes for valid values. Use the
remote_theme property to specify any public, gem-packaged theme on GitHub.
See the docs for adding a Jekyll theme to your GitHub Pages site for more information.
Search BestGems.org for
jekyll+theme to find more themes.
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