A minimalistic Jekyll theme recreating the look of plain Markdown file (with some extras).


And add this line to your Jekyll site’s _config.yml:

remote_theme: killercup/jekyll-theme-scribbles


You can configure the theme by setting some variables in your _config.yml. Here are some useful settings:

twitter: # this site's twitter account, for header metadata, optional
  username: killercup
feedback_url: # optional
post_revisions_url: # optional

By defining some default settings like these:

author: &default_author
  name: Your name
  twitter: yourname # optional
  github: yourname # optional

it’s quite easy to automatically add some metadata to posts:

  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "posts"
      layout: "post"
      author: *default_author

You can also customize the colors. Currently, only the link color can be overwritten:

  link: "#3150d6"


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

Your theme is setup just like a normal Jekyll site! To test your theme, run bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme’s contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.

When your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in jekyll-theme-scribbles.gemspec accordingly.


The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.