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Jekyll Serif Theme

Serif is a modern business theme for Jekyll. It contains multiple content types for a typical business website. The theme is fully responsive, blazing fast and artfully illustrated.

Live Demo | Zerostatic Themes

Jekyll Serif Theme screenshot

Theme features

  • Jekyll 4.1
  • Services (Collection)
  • Team (Collection)
  • Features (Data)
  • SCSS
  • Responsive design
  • Bootstrap 4.3 grid and media queries only
  • Responsive menu
  • 100/100 Google Lighthouse speed score
  • 100/100 Google Lighthouse seo score
  • 100/100 Google Lighthouse accessibility score
  • 100/100 Google Lighthouse best practices score
  • Under 50KB without images or 80KB with images and illustrations
  • Under 20KB without Google fonts
  • Robust example content included
  • Royalty free illustrations included
  • Netlify & Github Pages ready


Installing Ruby & Jekyll

If this is your first time using Jekyll, please follow the Jekyll docs and make sure your local environment (including Ruby) is setup correctly.

Installing Theme

Download or clone the theme.

To run the theme locally, navigate to the theme directory and run:

bundle install

To start the Jekyll local development server.

bundle exec jekyll serve

To build the theme.

bundle exec jekyll build



Use Stackbit to deploy this theme. This theme contains a valid and tested stackbit.yaml

Create with Stackbit


Use Netlify to deploy this theme. This theme contains a valid and tested netlify.toml - Feel free to use the 1-click deploy below.

Deploy to Netlify

Github Pages

This theme has been tested to work with Github Pages (and Github Project Pages). When using Github Pages you will need to update the baseurl in the _config.yml otherwise all the css, images and paths will be broken.

For example the site would have baseurl: "/jekyll-serif-theme/"




This theme is open source under the MIT license. Please be respectful 🙏🏽

  • If you fork or copy this theme please leave me as an original author in the LICENSE file on line 3 where I am listed as the author.
  • Please don't create ports of this theme without at least asking me. Yes this theme is open-source but I've had several people "port" this theme (with only minor changes) and then advertise the theme as their own. Then they don't update it and it starts to get old and break etc. Now lots of people are finding these old crappy versions of the theme.