Danvers Jekyll Theme

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been making some improvements to my blog. One of those improvements was an update to the theme.

When I originally moved my blog I used a layout based on beautiful-jekyll and hyde. Now that Bootstrap 4 has been out for a while, I decided to update the layout to support it. Those changes have resulted in a brand new Jekyll theme called Danvers.

Danvers is a ready-to-use Jekyll template to help you create an awesome website quickly. Perfect for personal sites, blogs, or simple project websites. It’s still based on beautiful-jekyll, but has been simplified, restructured some, minor improvements made, and updated to work with Bootstrap 4.

The benefit of updating to Bootstrap 4 is that the CSS and HTML structure have become simpler and cleaner, using more of what Bootstrap has built-in. Since it’s built using Bootstrap, it looks great on both large and small screen devices.

It should support both user pages and project pages easily by taking advantage of the baseurl parameter in the config.yml file.

My blog doesn’t completely use Danvers yet (I created the theme after I’d updated the blog layout) but I will be working on converging the two over the next few weeks. That means my blog will become a better example of what the theme can do and the theme will gain some of the additional features I have in my blog.

For questions and issues with the theme, please look through the existing issues. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, go ahead and a new issue.

If want to contribute in any way, feel free to create a pull request.

If you do fork or clone this project to use as a template for your site, I would appreciate it if you keep the link in the footer to this project.