Several times during this past year I’ve thought to myself that maybe I should write a little something about problems that I encounter and solve when fiddling with things, or tools that I find useful, but never really got to it.
During the Christmas downtime I decided to make an attempt to create a small
blog using Github Pages, as it seemed rather straight forward to get something
up ‘n running.
I also wanted to try my luck (again) with the
gems from thoughtbot.
Assuming you’ve got the
github-pages gem installed and the basics already set
up, the first step is to add the gems to your
Gemfile, or just install them
gem if you’re not using
gem 'bitters' gem 'neat' gem 'bourbon'
Since GitHub runs
jekyll with the
--safe flag we’ll need to install the
stylesheets locally, which is done by running the following commands in the
sass_dir (by default
$ bourbon install $ neat install $ bitters install
The last piece of the puzzle is to add some
@import statements to our main
SASS stylesheet, for example:
@import "bourbon/bourbon"; @import "base/base"; // bitters needs to be imported before neat @import "neat/neat";
That’s about it, now you should have a
jekyll blog set up with
bitters, ready to be customized to your liking.
I’d start with looking into
Given the “design” of this blog, using a grid framework and whatnot might seem a bit unnecessary, but I like experimenting with new toys and the best way, in my opinion, is to actually get something done.