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Why I designed *Simplicity*

The idea behind Simplicity is to build a theme which is elegant, ver­satile but still fast, without any clutter and the pur­pose to make blogging and publishing as easy as possible.

While sketching Simplicity I asked myself: »How much can I strip down from a post. How much front matter is truly needed?« And the answer is really simple: For pages or posts you need no front matter at all. You create a file, name it and Jekyll uses the file name autmatically if you don’t add title to front matter.

Simplicity chooses the Layout

And because you can define the default-layout in the _config.yml. You don’t need to add it to front matter either. But what makes this theme truly elegant is, that if you need some tasty video on top of your posting or a nice image, you do it like this…


or that…

image: image-on-top-of-post.jpg

The layout figures out what to do :)

And if you are a blogger who enjoys spicing up his posts, there are plenty of possibilities. Maybe like this?!?

subheadline: I love'em
title: Your Title
header_image: amazing_header_image.jpg
comments: true
show_meta: true
embed: <iframe></iframe>

I hope you enjoy my theme.

All the best from Cologne, Moritz »mo.« Sauer