This theme, my first, was born out of the need for flexibility with Jekyll. I wanted to combine a personal blog with a portfolio page, and wanted two separate layouts for that. I also wanted a simpler listing for my poetry, which I easily imported from Tumblr straight into markdown entries.

I started with the original install of Jekyll, cleaned it up, whitened it up, and made the focuswhite space, subtle transparencies, and Helvetica.

live demo

The layouts all work together cohesively. Top left: main landing page, featuring blog posts. Top right: the About page, which uses FontAwesome icons linking to social media. Bottom left: Compact poetry listing for all of your work. Bottom right: Portfolio layout.