I have created my first Octopress theme today called Octoflat. The theme is inspired by flat design. It uses Twitter Bootstrap and Designmodo's Flat UI. All the colors chosen are the colors listed on Flat-UI's demo page.
Installing the theme
As a submodule
cd your_octopress_dir git submodule add https://github.com/alexgaribay/octoflat .themes/octoflat rake install['octoflat'] rake generate
Grabbing the latest updates as a module
cd your_octopress_dir git submodule update
As a clone
cd your_octopress_dir git clone https://github.com/alexgaribay/octoflat .themes/octoflat rake install['octoflat'] rake generate
Add a navigation section to your _config.yml. Doing this allows the navbar to highlight the active page. Use the following format:
navigation: - text: Home url: /index.html
Adding New Pages
Create new pages by using the following command:
Go back to update your _config.yml file:
navigation: - text: Home url: /index.html - text: New Page Title url: /new_page_name.html
Pull Requests Welcome
I need help making the theme more customizable to the end user. So any help in doing so would be greatly appreciated. Any suggestions are welcome as well!