Simple Texture is a gem-based responsive simple texture styled Jekyll theme for Jekyll 3.3 or above, which can also be forked as a boilerplate for older versions of Jekyll.

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Installation

As a Jekyll theme gem (Jekyll >= 3.3)

If you are creating a new website or blog, please follow the commands below first:

  1. Install Jekyll and Bunlder

    gem install jekyll bundler
    
  2. Create a new Jekyll app

    jekyll new jekyllapp
    
  3. Enter the new directory

    cd jekyllapp
    

Then for newly created or existing Jekyll app,

  1. Install Bundler if haven’t done so.

    gem install bundler
    
  2. Remove Jekyll auto-generated default pages about.md and index.md.

  3. Download the respository here and locate starter-kit folder, or download starter-kit folder directly here.

  4. Put everything in the starter-kit in the root directory, i.e. jekyllapp in this example.

  5. Run bundle install to install dependencies.

  6. Run Jekyll with bundle exec jekyll serve

  7. Hack away at http://localhost:4000!

As a fork

  1. Fork the repo here

  2. Clone the repo just forked.

    git clone git@github.com:[YOUR_USERNAME]/jekyll-theme-simple-texture.git
    
  3. Delete starter-kit folder and jekyll-theme-simple-texture.gemspec file (they’re for people installing via gem)

  4. Install Bundler if haven’t done so.

    gem install bundler
    
  5. Update the Gemfile to look like the following:

    ```ruby source “https://rubygems.org”

    gem ‘jekyll’

    group :jekyll_plugins do gem ‘jekyll-feed’ gem ‘jekyll-redirect-from’ gem ‘jekyll-seo-tag’ gem ‘jekyll-sitemap’ end ```

  6. Run bundle install to install dependencies.

  7. Run Jekyll with bundle exec jekyll serve

  8. Hack away at http://localhost:4000!