Jekyll Serif Theme

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

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Theme features

  • Jekyll 4.2+
  • Netlify & Github Pages ready
  • Services (Collection)
  • Team (Collection)
  • Features (Data)
  • SCSS
  • 100% Responsive design, animated hamburger and mobile slide in menu
  • Bootstrap 4.6 - Only the bootstrap grid and utilites are imported by default. If you want to use more of the Boostrap library you can uncomment the @import in style.scss
  • 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


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

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/"



  • You cannot create ports of this theme
  • You cannot re-sell this theme


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