Writer - A minimal blog for Jekyll

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Writer is a content focussed responsive theme for the Jekyll blogging platform. Designed with a focus on typography to provide a great experience for the the reader. Purpose built to look great across all platforms and screen sizes. Writer has multiple home page layouts and post/page types along with other utility pages like Category, Author and Contact to ensure you website if fully featured.


Fully Responsive
Designed to cover the wide range of screen sizes available today. Resize the width of your browser window on the live demo to see it in action.

Enable/disable theme features by editing a simple configuration file. Customise each page by editing it’s Front Matter.

Page Layouts
Writer comes packed with 3 alternate home pages, two alternate posts pages, two alternate post footers, a single page, category pages, author and contact page.

Code Highlighting
Posts containing code are styled and highlighted using the inbuilt Jekyll highlighter.

No Javascript Support
The javascript powered menu has a fallback for any users who may not be using Javascript within their browser.

Simple Install & Detailed Documentation?
Installation takes just a few minutes. Email support is available.

Major Browser Support?
Tested on all major browsers. IE9+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

Compatibility Updates
?Writer will be updated regularly to ensure it is compatible with future versions of Jekyll. This theme has been built to the latest standard currently version 2.5.3.


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If you have any bug reports, or feature requests, please let us know!


Writer would not be possible without the work from great open source projects. Thank you.

Unslash – Stock Photography
Death to the Stock Photo – Stock Photography
Retina.js – Retina Image Support
Bootstrap – CSS Framework
jPanelMenu – Slide out navigation
Animate.css – CSS Animations – Sass Mixins
uifaces – User Icon examples

Version Updates


Fixed a bug that was causing the menu to not display correctly on the Safari Browser.