Millidocs Theme

Simple documentation theme for Jekyll featuring Milligram CSS framework, PrismJS syntax highlighter and LunrJS search.

One of the core features is a full text client side search and full responsiveness. It has zero dependencies with other gems and should be easily build with Github.



Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "millidocs"

Adapt your Jekyll site config _config.yml:

title: My Docs Page Title  description: MY description  url: "https://base/url/site"  theme: millidocs   markdown: kramdown  kramdown:     syntax_highlighter_opts:       disable : true   exclude:     - Gemfile    - Gemfile.lock    -

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install millidocs


Github Pages

You can use this theme by simply adding remote_theme: alexander-heimbuch/millidocs to your _config.yml (Thanks to @kogli for the hint).

Available Themes

This theme is made for pages only and doesn't support posts by default. So the only available layouts are default and page.

The navigation supports especially only one level. If you need deep nested structures you propably should use a larger documentation system like GitBook.

Not every page by default is part of the navigation. If you want to add a page to the navigation you have to add the navigation attribute with a desired index:

layout: page
title: Navigation
navigation: 2

The navigation index is starting with 1 representing the first item.


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

Your theme is setup just like a normal Jekyll site! To test your theme, run bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme's contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.

When your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, and _sass tracked with Git will be released.