In this first iteration of the Tufte-Jekyll theme, a post and a page have exactly the same layout. That means that all the typographic and structural details are identical between the two.

Pages and Posts

Jekyll provides for both pages and posts in its default configuration. I have left this as-is.


Conceptually, posts are for recurring pieces of similar content such as might be found in a typical blog entry. Post content all sits in a folder named _posts and files are created in this folderYes, a page has essentially the same old shit as a post that are names with a date pre-pended to the title of the post. For instance is a perfectly valid post filename. Posts will always have a section above the content itself consisting of YAML front matter, which is meta-data information about the post. Minimally, a post title must always be present for it to be processed properly. ```

Title: Some Title —


Markdown formatted content here. ```


Pages are any HTML documents or Markdown documents with YAML front matter that are then converted to content. Page material is more suited to static, non-recurring types of content. Like this

I am not going to re-write the Jekyll documentation. Read it and you will figure out how the site is structured.

- Matthew J. Lewis