Jek

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Jek

Jek is a minimalist jekyll theme putting the power of color schemes in the user’s hands. Toggle between schemes hassle-free, create new ones on the go, and store settings in-browser.

Overview

Jek is a minimalist Jekyll theme developed by Tyler Butler. It aims to give users control over color schemes, allowing them to easily toggle between schemes, create new ones on the go, and store settings in their browser. This theme requires Jekyll 4 and is not compatible with GitHub Pages running Jekyll 3.

Features

  • Toggle Light/Dark Mode: Users can easily switch between light and dark modes.
  • Choose Custom Theme: Users have the option to choose a custom theme by picking a background color and text color.
  • Choose Custom Font: Users can select a custom font for their site.
  • Save Current Theme for Next Visit: The theme settings are saved in session and local storage, allowing users to save their chosen theme for future visits.
  • Open/Close Settings: The settings panel can be easily toggled open or closed.
  • Clear Settings: Users have the option to clear their settings and revert back to the default theme.

Installation

To use the Jek theme, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that you have Jekyll 4 installed.
  2. Fork the Jek repository.
  3. Clone the repository to your local machine.
  4. Customize the theme by adding your own color schemes to the main.css file. You can choose a background color and text color for each scheme.
  5. Add your theme to the _data/themes.yaml file by specifying the color scheme name.
  6. Build and deploy your Jekyll site using your preferred hosting platform.

Summary

Jek is a minimalist Jekyll theme developed by Tyler Butler that empowers users to choose and customize color schemes for their site. It offers features such as toggling between light and dark modes, selecting custom themes and fonts, and saving settings for future visits. While it requires Jekyll 4 and is not compatible with GitHub Pages running Jekyll 3, Jek provides a simple and flexible solution for creating visually appealing Jekyll websites.

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