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Lagom is a Swedish word with no direct English equivalent, meaning "just the right amount"

Lagom, a Jekyll blog theme with just the right amount of style.

Extracted lovingly from for your enjoyment!

Live Demo

Action Shots


You should have a server up and running locally at http://localhost:4000.


Next you'll want to change a few things. Most of them can be changed directly in theme.yml. That's where you can add your social links, change the accent color, stuff like that.

There's a few other places that you'll want to change, too:

  • CNAME: If you're using this on GitHub Pages with a custom domain name, you'll want to change this to be the domain you're going to use. All that should be in here is a domain name on the first line and nothing else (like:
  • favicon.png: This is the icon in your browser's address bar. You should change it to whatever you'd like.
  • logo.png: A square-ish image that appears in the upper-left corner


You should deploy with GitHub Pages - it's just easier.

All you should have to do is rename your repository on GitHub to be Since everything is on the gh-pages branch, you should be able to see your new site at


MIT with no added caveats, so feel free to use this on your site without linking back to me or using a disclaimer or anything silly like that.


I'd love to hear from you at @_swanson. Feel free to open issues if you run into trouble or have suggestions. Pull Requests always welcome.