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Bay

Bay is a simple theme for Jekyll. [view live]

Inspired by dangrover.com. Current theme used at eliottvincent.com.

Installation

The easiest solution is to fork this repo. If you want to start from a clean website, follow the steps bellow:

Create a new Jekyll website:

jekyll new mysite

Open Gemfile and replace the line:

gem "minima"

with:

gem "bay_jekyll_theme"

Open _config.yml and replace the line:

theme: minima

with:

theme: bay_jekyll_theme

or, for GitHub Pages:

remote_theme: eliottvincent/bay

Finally, install the dependencies:

bundle install

and build the website!

jekyll serve

The website will look somewhat empty at first. That's normal. Follow the next instructions to complete the header and footer components, and the home and blog pages.

Open the _config.yml file and add the following:

header:
  pages:
    - name: Home
      slug: /     # <-- index.md
    - name: Blog  # <-- blog.md
    - name: Whatever  # <-- whatever.md

Re-run jekyll serve to see the header updated.

Open the _config.yml file and add the following:

footer:
  show_powered_by: true
  contact:
    - name: Email
      value: yourmail@domain.com
      link: mailto:yourmail@domain.com
    - name: WeChat
      value: YourWeChatUsername
      link: "#"
  follow:
    - name: Twitter
      link: http://twitter.com/YourTwitterUsername
      username: "@YourTwitterUsername"
    - name: Facebook
      link: http://facebook.com/YourFacebookUsername
    - name: LinkedIn
      link: http://linkedin.com/in/YourLinkedInUsername
    - name: GitHub
      link: http://github.com/YourGitHubUsername
    - name: Dribbble
      link: https://dribbble.com/YourDribbbleUsername
    - name: Weibo
      link: http://weibo.com/u/YourWeiboUsername
    - name: RSS
      link: /feed.xml

Re-run jekyll serve to see the footer updated.

Home page

Create (or edit) the index.markdown file and add the following:

---
layout: home
profile_picture:
  src: /assets/img/profile-pic.jpg
  alt: website picture
---

<p>
  Welcome to mysite!
</p>

Blog page

Create blog.markdown file and add the following:

---
layout: blog
title: Blog
slug: /blog
---

This is an example of a "Blog" page, displaying a list of posts.
<br />

Your website is ready!

Development

Run development instance (with hot-reload)

bundle exec jekyll serve

Build and publish the gem

gem build bay_jekyll_theme.gemspec
gem push bay_jekyll_theme-1.x.x.gem
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