Depending on the needs of a project, searching for a working jekyll theme can be involve some serious research…
Not just working, but that builds without a warning that one of its components will be depreciated soon.
I like to organize a lot of information on a variety of related, and sometimes less related, topics.
What I’m usually looking for:
- Mobile 1st
- Sidebar Nav
- Header image that integrates w jekyll seo tag, or works alongside
With Minimal Mistakes, I can throw 50 links in my sidebar nav and it works great even on my iphone se(tiny)
(note: 1000 links wil not work in the sidebar… but 50-100 seems to work fine)
But I also like themes that have interesting features that aren’t found elsewhere, or are really good for a specific funtion… and no matter how nice a theme is, I won’t use the same one for every project…
How I find themes:
I went to talk.jekyllrb.com, but it was down at time of posting:
[edit: upon further review, this page ^^^ is GOLD and was contributed to from the beginning of 2018, which leads me to believe they are all relatively up to date.]
and use http://forked.yannick.io to find maintained versions, and in the wild examples of your favorites.
My favorites are:
everything by : @mmistakes
https://projectpages.github.io/project-pages/ -An Integrated Scientific Blogging Template
https://github.com/github/personal-website - Makes a nice portfolio of your github repositories, turnkey w minimal config, and you can even blog there or add pages to it.
On my list to check out:
I am working to learn hugo, also… but I really want to find and index all of the best maintained jekyll themes.
What are your favorites?
I am keeping track
note: originally this was kind of a gripey post because I was tired and frustrated. Since then, I combed through and organized my research better. Then decided to replace my gripes w some thing useful, because there really are many wonderful themes.