The Minimal Light Theme
This is the source code of my homepage. I build this website based on minimal.
Feel free to use and share the source code anywhere you like.
- Simple and elegant personal homepage theme
- Jekyll theme, automatically deployed by GitHub Pages
- Basic search engine optimization
- Mobile friendly
- Supporting Markdown
- Supporting dark mode
. ├── _data | └── publications.yml # the YAML file for publications ├── _includes | ├── publications.md # the Markdown file for publications | └── services.md # the Markdown file for services ├── _layouts | └── homepage.html # the html template for the homepage ├── _sass | ├── minimal-light.scss # this file will be compiled into a CSS file to control the style of the page | └── minimal-light-no-dark-mode.scss # this file is similar to minimal-light.scss with the dark mode disabled ├── assets # some files ├── html_source_file # compiled HTML files ├── .gitignore # this file specifies intentionally untracked files that Git should ignore ├── CNAME # the custom domain, will be used by GitHub page sevice ├── Gemfile # a RubyGems related file ├── LICENSE # the license file ├── README.md # the readme file (English) ├── README_de.md # the readme file (German) ├── README_zh_Hans.md # the readme file (Simplified Chinese) ├── README_zh_Hant.md # the readme file (Traditional Chinese) ├── _config.yml # the Jekyll configuration file, including some options of the page └── index.md # the content of the index page, using Markdown
This template can be used in the following two ways:
- Using with the GitHub Pages Service. GitHub will provide you with a server to generate and host web pages.
- Using locally with Jekyll. You may install Jekyll on your own computer and generate static web pages (i.e., HTML files) with this template. After that, you may upload the HTML files to your server.
The detailed instructions are available below.
Using with the GitHub Pages Service
There are two ways to use this template on GitHub:
Fork this repository
Fork this repository (or use this repository as a template) and change the name to
Enable the GitHub pages for that repository following the steps here.
Using this repository as a remote theme
To use this theme, add the following to your repository's
Please note that adding the above line will directly apply all the default settings in this repository to yours.
If you hope to edit any files (e.g.,
index.md), you still need to copy them to your repository.
Using Locally with Jekyll
Then, clone this repository:
git clone https://github.com/yaoyao-liu/minimal-light.git cd minimal-light
Install and run:
bundle install bundle add webrick bundle exec jekyll server
View the live page using
http://localhost:4000. You can get the HTML files in
Using the HTML version
The compiled HTML files are available in the
html_source_file folder. If you don't like Jekyll, you may directly edit and use the HTML version.
The Minimal Light theme will respect the following variables, if set in your site's
# Basic Information title: Your Name position: Ph.D. Student affiliation: Your Affiliation email: yourname (at) example.edu # Search Engine Optimization (SEO) # The following information is used to improve the website traffic from search engines, e.g., Google. keywords: minimal light description: The Minimal Light is a simple and elegant jekyll theme for academic personal homepage. canonical: https://minimal-light-theme.yliu.me/ # Links # If you don't need one of them, you may delete the corresponding line. google_scholar: https://scholar.google.com/ cv_link: assets/files/curriculum_vitae.pdf github_link: https://github.com/ linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/ twitter: https://twitter.com/ # Images (e.g., your profile picture and your website's favicon) # "favicon" and "favicon_dark" are used for the light and dark modes, respectively. avatar: ./assets/img/avatar.png favicon: ./assets/img/favicon.png favicon_dark: ./assets/img/favicon-dark.png # Footnote # You may use the option to disable the footnote, "Powered by Jekyll and Minimal Light theme." enable_footnote: true # Auto Dark Mode # You may use the option to disable the automatic dark theme auto_dark_mode: true # Font # You can use this option to choose between Serif or Sans Serif fonts. font: "Serif" # or "Sans Serif" # Google Analytics ID # Please remove this if you don't use Google Analytics google_analytics: UA-111540567-4
index.md and add your personal information. It supports Markdown and HTML syntax.
Edit included files
There are two markdown files included in
index.md. They are
_includes/service.md, respectively. These two files also support Markdown and HTML syntax. If you don't hope to include these two files, you may remove the following lines in
If you hope to edit the publication list without changing the format, you may edit
If you'd like to add your own custom styles, you may edit
If you'd like to change the theme's HTML layout, you may edit
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal License.
Our project uses the source code from the following repositories: