LCSB theme for Jekyll

This repository contains a template you should use when creating any Jekyll-based web page for your LCSB-related projects.

Jekyll is a static webpages generator, which converts markdown files to a website. Coupled with Gitlab-CI, it can generate and host the pages for you in a completely automatic way (based on your commits to Gitlab).

The layout has been already approved by our Communications Department - you don’t need to spend time on web design nor asking for additional approvals.

1. How to use it?

How to start a new Jekyll page using our theme?…

The easiest way to start a new Jekyll page is to fork this repository (containing an empty example page).

The webpage will be published automatically under network once you fork the repository - you don’t need to open any tickets.

After you have forked the repository, you should fill it with your content (either using Gitlab IDE, or cloning the repository and using your favourite Markdown editor) and push the changes using Git.

For more detailed information on all the steps and a guide, please refer to

… or how to use the LCSB theme in your existing Jekyll page?

  1. Put the following lines in your project’s Gemfile:
     gem 'jekyll-theme-lcsb-default', '~> 0.4.7'
     gem 'jekyll-theme-lcsb-frozen-components', 
         '~> 0.0.2', 
         :git => "", 
         :tag => "0.0.2"
  2. Specify the theme in your project’s _config.yml file: ``` theme: jekyll-theme-lcsb-default plugins:
    • jekyll-theme-lcsb-frozen-components ```
  3. Run bundle install to fetch the theme.
  4. You’re all set!

Please note, that unless you want to work directly on the theme, you should not use/clone this repository (jekyll-theme-lcsb-default) but use pages-jekyll-lcsb-template instead.

2. Theme development

Please check a separate guide about developing and maintaining the theme, which is available under:


  • latest contains latest version
  • master contains old, legacy version - it might be used by some old projects


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on Gitlab at

Please click here to open a new issue.

This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The people actively engaged in the development are:

We’ve accepted contributions from:

  • Christophe Trefois
  • Elisabeth Guerard
  • Mirek Kratochvil

3. Contact

In case you need any information or help, please don’t hesitate to contact LCSB Sysadmins Team ( or the active developers.

4. License

The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.