Elbowpatched Boilerplate is a template to make it easier to create an academic personal website. It is built using Jekyll, a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. Since this template is built on Jekyll, you can publish your website on GitHub Pages for free.
As a scholar, having an academic personal website can be a good way for you to publicize your research. Your website can have descriptions of your research projects, a list of your published papers, and links to your slides and video presentations.
However, creating an academic personal website takes a lot of time. Time that you also have to spend reading papers, conducting studies, analyzing data, and writing papers.
Elbowpatched Boilerplate is here to help! It has the following features that make it easier to create an academic personal website.
git clone https://github.com/ianli/elbowpatched-boilerplate.git.
personal.yml- Your personal information
publications.yml- Bibliography of your publications
projects.yml- Descriptions of your projects with pictures
presentations.yml- Your presentations with links to slides
Elbowpatched Boilerplate currently only has one template that you can use: Albertine. Feel free to modify it to your needs. I will add more layouts as this project progresses.
If you want to create a new template, take a look at Albertine for inspiration. The Templates documentation on the Jekyll site and Liquid Basics are good introductions to Liquid, the template language of Jekyll.
When you're ready to publish your website, you have two options: