Left is a clean, whitespace-happy layout for Jekyll.
This is designed to be an easy layout to modify for your own blog. It was
extracted from zachholman.com, which means it was
battle-hardened from years of posting serious blog posts about emoji and swear
You can see it live right here: http://zachholman.com/left/
git clone https://github.com/YOUR-USER/left
bundle install(if this doesn't work, look into installing Bundler)
You should have a server up and running locally at http://localhost:4000.
Next you'll want to change a few things. Most of them can be changed directly in
where we'll pull your name, Twitter username, and things like that.
There's a few other places that you'll want to change, too:
Left is designed to be deployed to GitHub Pages. It
uses repository metadata
to generate some of your content, like your GitHub URL and avatar information (so you
might not actually see it locally until you push it up to Pages).
All you should have to do is rename your repository on GitHub to be
username.github.com. Since everything is on the
gh-pages branch, you
should be able to see your new site at http://username.github.io.
This is MIT with no
added caveats, so feel free to use this on your site without linking back to
me or using a disclaimer or anything silly like that.
If you'd like give me credit somewhere on your blog or tweet a shout out to
@holman, well hey, I'll take it.