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modern-resume-theme Gem Version CI workflow

A modern simple static resume template and theme. Powered by Jekyll and GitHub pages.
Host your own resume on GitHub for free!

View Demo


Announcements

  • Nov 2020 - Content configuration version 2 released. Added a new more configurable way of adding data to the resume. Add as many content sections as you like in what ever order you want. Currently just text and list but future categories coming soon. Full backwards compatibilty with version 1 remains and the documentation for version 1 can be found here (Version 1 Readme).

  • Dec 2019 - Now includes Dark Mode


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Thank you for checking out my resume theme / template. If you have any feedback or suggestions for things I can add please let me know by by raising an issue, I'm always happy to help.

I always enjoy seeing how people are using my creations and if you would like to say thanks feel free to buy me a coffee (buymeacoffee.com/vJ6HfLu).

If you would like to see how I am using this then you can view my resume here (jameswgrant.co.uk) and find the code here (sproogen/jameswgrant), hopefully this might help you.

You can view the project roadmap here.


Installation & setup guide

This template is designed to be hosted using GitHub pages and so that's what these instructions will cover. If you plan on hosting it seperately then there might be some extra steps that we wont cover.

Before starting it might be useful to familiarise yourself with Jekyll, Markdown and GitHub pages.

Step 1 - GitHub

Start by creating an account on GitHub

Step 2 - Create Repository

Create a repository on GitHub to hold your files and host your resume. You can find out how to do that here

Step 3 - Download Resume Template

Download and extract the following zip into the git repository you have just created. resume-template.zip

Step 4 - Push it

Commit and push the resume template to github

$ git add --all
$ git commit -m "Initial resume setup"
$ git push -u origin master

Step 5 - See it

You should now be able to see the demo resume template using this theme at [your-username].github.io


Usage

So now you will be able to see the demo template at your github URL. You can can edit the yml files and replace the demo content with your own. Hopefully it will be fairly simple to work out where all the content goes, but here is a quick overview.

_config.yml

This will contain all the of the main configuration for your resume such as your name, email, social media links and about me content. It also contains all the content for your resume.
A full example of the _config.yml can be found here

Content

The main content for you resume will all come under the content property in the _config.yml file. This can be quite complex and a good understanding on YAML will be helpful here.

Content will contain an array of sections, there are currently 2 types of layouts for content sections, text and list.

text is a basic layout that contains markdown content.
list is a the standard layout that is used for things like Education and Experience.

Below is a the full list of content options.

content:
  - title: Section Name
    layout: list (options: list, text)
    content:
      - layout: left (options: left, right, top, top-right, top-middle)(default: left)
        title: Name of item (eg. Company or Project name)
        sub_title: Sub title (eg. Qualification or Job title)(optional)
        caption: Item caption (eg. Employment or course dates)(optional)
        link: Web link (eg. https://sproogen.github.io/modern-resume-theme)(optional)
        link_text: Text for link (optional: without this link will show URL as link text)
        additional_links: (optional)
          - title: Link name
            icon: Font Awesome brand icon name (eg. fab fa-twitter) (https://fontawesome.com/icons?d=gallery&s=brands&m=free)
            url: Link url (eg. https://google.com)
        quote: >
          Short overview or quote for the item
        description: | # this will include new lines to allow paragraphs
          Main content area for the list item.
  - title: Section Name
    layout: text (options: list, text)
    content: | # this will include new lines to allow paragraphs
      This is where you can write a little more about yourself. You could title this section **Interests** and include some of your other interests.

      Or you could title it **Skills** and write a bit more about things that make you more desirable, like *leadership* or *teamwork*

Note: The description or content areas (fields starting with | #) use markdown, this means that you have the ability to format the section in many different ways and add things such as images, code & syntax highlighting and tables. You can find a good Markdown cheatsheet here

Additional links

If you would like to add more than the predefined social links in the config file, then you can use the additional_links field to add as many additional links with urls and font awesome icons as you wish.

Dark Mode

Dark mode is configured via _config.yml

darkmode: true (options: true, false, never)

When dark mode is true the site will show the dark theme for everyone
When dark mode is false the site will not show the dark theme, but it will still respect the users device preferences
When dark mode is never the site will never be shown in the dark theme

assets/main.scss

Add any css changes or additions you want to make here after the line @import 'modern-resume-theme';


Running locally

Before you start make sure you have Ruby and the gems for Jekyll installed locally. You can find out how to do that here.

  1. Clone your resume repository locally (if you haven't already)
  2. cd [your-repository-name]
  3. bundle install
  4. bundle exec jekyll serve
  5. Open your browser to http://localhost:4000

Any changes you make will automatically build and you will be able to see these by refreshing your browser.

Note: You will need to re-run bundle exec jekyll serve to see changes made in _config.yml.


Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/sproogen/modern-resume-theme. You can view our full guide to contributing here This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


Development

Locally

Before you start make sure you have Ruby and the gems for Jekyll installed locally. You can find out how to do that here.

Note: You will need version 1.15.2 of bundler, as this is the only version that Heroku supports.

  1. Fork and or clone this repository locally
  2. cd modern-resume-theme
  3. bundle install
  4. bundle exec jekyll serve
  5. Open your browser to http://localhost:4000

Any changes you make will automatically build and you will be able to see these by refreshing your browser. To find out more about Jekyll take a look here.

Note: You will need to re-run bundle exec jekyll serve to see changes made in _config.yml.

Docker

If you have docker installed you can simply run docker-compose up to launch the site in a container, it will then be hosted at http://localhost:4000


License

The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.