A simple sass-friendly starter for Jekyll using Bourbon and Neat, and with disqus, google analytics, and google font capabilities

Jekyll Starter Kit

This Jekyll starter was made by Chloe Atchue-Mamlet.

What's Included

  • Structure for modular Sass styles
  • Bourbon
  • Neat
  • Google Analytics Capability (can delete the _includes file if you don't want it)
  • Google Fonts Capability (can delete the _includes file if you don't want it)
  • Default 'Welcome to Jekyll' Post for testing
  • Minimal base styling

What's Not Included

  • Opinionated styling
  • Content

Getting Started

This Jekyll starter kit requires Jekyll 2.x.

Setup a New Jekyll Site

  1. Install bundler with gem install bundler then install Jekyll and all its dependencies with gem install jekyll.

  2. Clone this repository with git clone git://

  3. Rename the directory jekyll-starter to the name of your new site

  4. cd your-site-folder

  5. Edit _config.yml to personalize the site

  6. Run jekyll with jekyll serve. The site will be available locally at http://localhost:8000

Adding Your Own Remote Repository

At this point, you've cloned this entire repository, including the remote and commit history. To add your own remote,

  1. Delete the current remote with git remote rm origin

  2. Start a new repo on github

  3. Run git remote add origin https//

  4. Run git push -u origin master

Now, you have your own remote set up!

Setup Disqus Comments

  1. If you're not already signed up with diqus, do that

  2. In _config.yml, set the variable disqus (under owner) to your disqus shortname

  3. To enable comments on any page, simply type {% include disqus.html %}

Setup Google Analytics

  1. If you're not signed up with Google Analytics, do that here

  2. In _config.yml, set the variable google-analytics to your Google Analyitcs tracking ID

Use Google Fonts

  1. In Google fonts, add the fonts you'd like to your collection

  2. Click "Use"

  3. Copy and paste the text in the box labeled "Add this code to your website" into the file _includes/google-fonts.html

  4. To use the fonts, change the $base-font, $heading-font, $secondary-heading-font, or $caption-font variables in _assets/stylesheets/_variables.scss to the name of the Google font in single quotes