Github Pages - Moving Jekyll to Bootstrap4

Looking for more flexiblity in my layout for this website, which runs on GitHub Pages I started looking into adding Bootstrap for theming. I’d already changed most things pretty drastically, so there really wasn’t a lot to do.

This post, I’ll admit is mostly just a demo post with the page image feature that I can tweak, but I thought this might be useful to some other folks.

First off I added <link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-ggOyR0iXCbMQv3Xipma34MD+dH/1fQ784/j6cY/iJTQUOhcWr7x9JvoRxT2MZw1T" crossorigin="anonymous"> into the CSS section (I’m just using the basic Bootstrap CSS with a little but of custom stuff inline).

Then I added <script src="" integrity="sha384-q8i/X+965DzO0rT7abK41JStQIAqVgRVzpbzo5smXKp4YfRvH+8abtTE1Pi6jizo" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> <script src="" integrity="sha384-UO2eT0CpHqdSJQ6hJty5KVphtPhzWj9WO1clHTMGa3JDZwrnQq4sF86dIHNDz0W1" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> <script src="" integrity="sha384-JjSmVgyd0p3pXB1rRibZUAYoIIy6OrQ6VrjIEaFf/nJGzIxFDsf4x0xIM+B07jRM" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> just above </body>.

Beyond that, there’s just some custom CSS (based on the Bootstrap Blog example) inline in default.html and some time spent customizing the HTML, deploying the image cover code, etc.

And that was pretty much it. Took a few weeks of a minute here and a minute there but was nowhere near as large an undertaking as I expected. I’ve used Bootstrap for a number of other websites so I’ll have an easy time tinkering with this one now that the base is in place.

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