*folio is a simple, portfolio+blog+personal landing page theme built for Jekyll, a static website generator originally geared for GitHub project pages. It was my first foray into creating themes—something I quickly found a passion for. The problem of creating something that works for many scenarios as simply and elegantly as possible is addicting.
the *folio repo has been forked over 250 times, and used as the basis for a conference website, numerous personal portfolios, and as a boilerplate for learning Jekyll in a University of Toronto graduate course.
For this project, 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 was able to easily import from Tumblr straight into markdown entries for Jekyll.
I started with the original install of Jekyll, cleaned it up, whitened it up, and made the focus white space, subtle transparencies, and Helvetica.