A stunning personal website/blog theme
Journal has a beautiful sidebar image feature that changes as you navigate through the site. Sleek page transitions, sophisticated typography and a focus on images make this a great Jekyll theme for your personal website, blog or portfolio.
Journal is packed with powerful features to showcase your work:
Beautiful, minimal design
Journal has been designed to put your content first with a sleek, simple and bold design.
Add fixed sidebar images related to each page or post, that cross-fade as you browse through the site.
Single column post layout
Your content is given pride of place, with plenty of space to show off your images and make the most of the screen.
Journal works perfectly on all devices, adapting the layout to fit best with whatever screen size it's viewed on.
Portfolio post type
A dedicated post type and section for your portfolio project, helping you to keep things organized.
The sleek Ajax navigation and page transitions help give that 'premium' feel that your site deserves.
We've created a unique ‘gallery’ feature for image grids and carousels, making it easy to add these to your posts with some simple HTML.
Built-in contact form with Formspree integration for free form submissions.
Markdown + code formatting
Journal has full markdown support, and built-in code highlighting to make sure your code samples look as great as the rest of your content.
Social media icons
We've built in social media icons for your favorite networks, making it easy to link to your external profiles.
We built Journal with SEO best practices in mind, and a focus on fast page rendering.
It's easy to change colors, spacing, fonts, sizes etc. via a simple settings file – you don't even need to touch the code.
Works with GitHub Pages
Host your site for free on GitHub Pages, no non-native plugins needed.
License and instructions
$49 gets you a license to use the theme for a single project or website. The full license is included with the theme files.
It comes with full documentation showing you how to set up and customize the theme and use all of it’s features.
Updated and supported by us
Journal was created by the Jekyll Themes team exclusively for sale on this website. We keep our premium themes up to date with fixes and new features, and provide direct 1-to-1 support for all included features – just send us a message.
Getting stuck trying to make an important customization, adding that special personal touch or a feature that isn’t included? You can hire us to complete a small custom task on this theme.