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README.md

Tufte Hugo Theme

Hugo-Tufte is a minimalist blog-like theme for the static site generator Hugo that attempts to be a faithful implementation of the Tufte-css project. It supports mathematical typesetting via MathJax. By utilizing copious partial templates the theme is largely customizable.

Math

Mathjax renders LaTeX written inside of markdown files. LaTeX can be written more or less as normal, but inline and display environments that start with \ must be escaped. Some examples:

  • This $\LaTeX$ will be rendered inline.
  • This \\(\LaTeX\\) will be rendered inline.
  • A simple displayed equation: $$f(x, y) := e^{x^2 - y^2}.$$
  • A simple displayed equation: \\[f(x, y) := e^{x^2 - y^2}.\\]

There currently seems to be some weirdness with other environments, such as the align environment. These environments will render provided they are wrapped in <p> tags and blank lines. The snippet below should render correctly.

Let $G$ be a finite group with exponent $2$.  Then every element is
an involution, hence for any $x$, $y$ in $G$ we have:

<p>
\begin{align*}
  e &= (xy)^2  \\
  &=xyxy \implies \\
  y^{-1} &= xyx \implies \\
  y^{-1}x^{-1} &= xy,
\end{align*}
</p>

establishing that $G$ is abelian.

Site Parameters

The site specific parameters that this theme recognizes are:

  • subtitle string: This is displayed under the main title.
  • showPoweredBy boolean: if true, display a shoutout to Hugo and this theme.
  • copyrightHolder string: Inserts the value in the default copyright notice.
  • copyright string: Custom copyright notice.

Page Parameters

  • hideDate boolean: if true, do not display a page date. When meta is set to true, hideDate takes greater precedence.
  • hideReadTime boolean: if true, do not display the page's reading time estimate. When meta is set to true, hideReadTime takes greater precedence.
  • math boolean: if true, try to render the page's LaTeX code using MatheJax.
  • meta boolean: if true, display page metadata such as author, date, categories provided these page parameters exist and are not overridden. Content in the /post directory, (i.e., pages of type "post") ignore this parameter.
  • toc boolean: if true, display the table of contents for the page.

Shortcodes

This theme provides the following shortcodes in an attempt to completely support all the features present in the Tufte-css project.

  • blockquote

    • Description: Wrap text in a blockquote and insert optional cite or footer metadata.
    • Usage: Accepts the named parameters cite and footer.
    • Example:
    {{% blockquote cite="www.shawnohare.com" footer="Shawn" %}}
      There is nothing more beautiful than an elegant mathematical proof.
    {{% /blockquote %}}`
  • div

    • Description: This shortcode is provided as a work-around for wrapping complex blocks of markdown in div tags. The wrapped text can include other shortcodes
    • Usage: Identical to the section shortcode. Accepts the style parameters class and id. If only the positional argument "end" is passed, a closing tag will be inserted.
    • Example: {{< div class="my-class" >}} inserts a <div class="my-class"> tag, while {{<div "end" >}} inserts the closing </div> tag.
  • epigraph

    • Description: Create an epigraph with the wrapped text.
    • Usage: To include a footer with source attribution, pass in the optional named parameters pre, cite, post. These parameters make no styling assumptions, so spacing is important. A more compactly styled epigraph will be used if the type parameter is set to compact.
    • Example:
    {{% epigraph pre="Author Writer, " cite="Math is Fun" %}}
    This is an example of an epigraph with some math
    \\( \mathbb N \subseteq \mathbb R \\)
    to start the beginning of a section.
    {{% /epigraph %}}
    
  • marginnote

    • Description: Wrap text to produce a numberless margin note.
    • Usage: {{% marginnote %}}...{{% /marginnote %}}
    • Example: {{% marginnote %}}Some marginnote{{% /marginnote%}}
  • section

    • Description: This shortcode is provided as a work-around for wrapping complex blocks of markdown in section tags. The wrapped text can include other shortcodes
    • Usage: Accepts the style parameters class and id. If only the positional argument "end" is passed, a closing tag will be inserted.
    • Example: {{< section class="my-class" >}} inserts a <section class="my-class"> tag, while {{<section "end" >}} inserts the closing </section> tag.
  • sidenote

    • Description: Wrap text to produce an automatically numbered sidenote.
    • Usage: identical to marginnote {{% sidenote %}}...{{% /sidenote %}}
    • Example: {{% sidenote %}}Some sidenote{{% /sidenote %}}

Templates

TODO

  • Describe the role of each template file, as commenting within the files themselves seems to break the templates.

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