I built the theme of the previous Jekyll based incarnation of this site myself. If I’m entirely honest I made a bit of hash of it. I just hacked the default Jekyll layout around a bit and slotted in some colours I though might look reasonable. They did not, in practice, look reasonable. Neither did the fonts, the vertical rhythm or just about any other part of it.
This time I resolved that if I was going to build my own theme I was going to start from scratch. If you’re going to fail, you might as wellRead this post ☛