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A jekyll theme. Want a demo? click and read instruction. 👈
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There is no clever design philosophy to talk about, I tried to find something to work with, and 'scribble' came to my mind.

This theme uses Open Sans powered by Google Web Fonts, and was written in plain HTML, SCSS & CoffeeScript, though .scss & .coffee files wouldn't be included in the theme.

The theme is mobile optimised but I did not check browser compatibility. It looks great in Chrome, Safari and Firefox though.

Get started

  1. Fork the repository.
  2. Clone the repository to your computer.
    git clone https://github.com/username/scribble
  3. bundle install
  4. Using older versions of Jekyll
    Build and run jekyll using jekyll --server --auto.
    Using Jekyll 1.0
    Build Jekyll using jekyll build.
    Then run Jekyll using jekyll serve --watch, go to http://localhost:4000 for your site.

Make it yours

  1. I have extract most user specific information to _config.yml, you should be able to set up almost everything from it.
  2. Change about.md for blog intro.
  3. For domain settings, see the guide from GitHub.

GitHub Pages stuff

The gh-pages branch of this repository is the project page, which should not be used as your blog, so use master branch for your blog. This is assuming your blog repository will be called [your-username].github.io, if tis is not the case, you will need to delete the gh-pages repository and create a branch off the master branch. Hope that's clear.


When writing a post, there are 3 options you can add to the header.

  1. disqus: y
    If disqus is set to 'y', at the end of the post there will be a disqus thread, just like this one. To use disqus, you MUST set up your own disqus account.

  2. share: y
    An option for showing tweet and like button under a post.

  3. date: 2013-05-06 18:07:17
    Date is not a required header since Jekyll reads the file name for date, this was added in only for the signoff time. (as shown at the end of this post) If you don't want the signoff time, go into /includes/signoff.html remove the <span>, and remove {% include signoff.html %} from /layouts/post.html.

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Question? Use GitHub Issues.