Locations of key files/directories

  • Basic config options: _config.yml
  • Top navigation bar config: _data/navigation.yml
  • Single pages: _pages/
  • Collections of pages are .md or .html files in:
    • _publications/
    • _portfolio/
    • _posts/
    • _teaching/
    • _talks/
  • Footer: _includes/footer.html
  • Static files (like PDFs): /files/
  • Profile image (can set in _config.yml): images/profile.png

Tips and hints

  • Name a file “.md” to have it render in markdown, name it “.html” to render in HTML.
  • Go to the commit list (on your repo) to find the last version Github built with Jekyll.
    • Green check: successful build
    • Orange circle: building
    • Red X: error
    • No icon: not built



Make any link standout more when applying the .btn class.


Watch out! You can also add notices by appending {: .notice} to a paragraph.


Address Tag

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

This is an example of a link.

Abbreviation Tag

The abbreviation CSS stands for “Cascading Style Sheets”.

Cite Tag

“Code is poetry.” —Automattic

Code Tag

You will learn later on in these tests that word-wrap: break-word; will be your best friend.

Strike Tag

This tag will let you strikeout text.

Emphasize Tag

The emphasize tag should italicize text.

Insert Tag

This tag should denote inserted text.

Keyboard Tag

This scarcely known tag emulates keyboard text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Preformatted Tag

This tag styles large blocks of code.

.post-title {
  margin: 0 0 5px;
  font-weight: bold;
  font-size: 38px;
  line-height: 1.2;
  and here's a line of some really, really, really, really long text, just to see how the PRE tag handles it and to find out how it overflows;

Quote Tag

Developers, developers, developers… –Steve Ballmer

Strong Tag

This tag shows bold text.

Subscript Tag

Getting our science styling on with H2O, which should push the “2” down.

Superscript Tag

Still sticking with science and Isaac Newton’s E = MC2, which should lift the 2 up.

Variable Tag

This allows you to denote variables.