I spent the last days building a custom theme for my blog.
You can find the source on GitHub.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out. What du you think? You can find some details about what I created below.
I wanted to separate between long blog posts and microblog posts. While I could use micro.blog categories for that I didn’t want to remember to tag every microblog post with a special category, especially because Icro, my preferred iOS client, does not support categories at all.
I created three categories, Blog, Microblog, Photo. Micro.blog can tag every photo automatically, but unfortunately you can’t set a default category. That’s why I overwrote the
This checks if the current category is microblog and renders every post in a special micro-format (defined at
layouts/post/micro.html). Other categories render only posts that are tagged with the category.
For Hugo to create the
/categories/microblog/ page I needed to tag at least one post with that category.
I also made a few adjustments for the theme.
I wanted to make the theme a little bit more personal. That’s why I added a small avatar to the sidebar.
If you are running Safari on macOS the site will either show you a dark or light theme, depending on your settings.
I alsp edited the css to include the notch on iPhone. Here is how it looks like.
I used a lot of hacks to get the theme like I wanted to.
I don’t feel proud for all of them but at least it works.
Feel free to check out the theme on GitHub, modify it or use it as is for your blog. I plan to expose a few more settings to the
config.json file to make it easy to adopt the theme for your needs.