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Discussion on: Watery: A New Theme

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Jeremy Grifski

How can I use this with GitHub pages? I'd love for something a bit nicer than what I'm using now for this: sample-programs.therenegadecoder.com/

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Brennan K. Brown Author

Hey Jeremy, that's a great question. This is a really large (and awesome!) project. My answer is a little complicated:

I downloaded it and played with it a little, and noticed that if you replace your SCSS file in the head with the water.css framework, this is what the site looks like: i.postimg.cc/131Qt91H/Screen-Shot-...

Obviously there'd be a lot of work that would need to be done, but it does essentially reset a lot. There's also a lot of other frameworks you could use: github.com/troxler/awesome-css-fra...

However, this is kind of hacky, since it's overriding everything that's already implemented with the Cayman theme you're using.

I'd usually just recommend changing theme: jekyll-theme-caymanin your _config.yml file to another theme you like more, or null if you wanted to build something from scratch. However, it seems that the site's architecture relies on the Cayman theme, and removing/changing it would cause a lot of manual work.

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Jeremy Grifski

True! There is an existing structure there already. That said, I designed it all, and I have very little experience with Jekyll and web dev in general. I wouldn't be opposed to starting from scratch. Looks like I might need to get things setup locally, so I can preview everything tho...