Blog themes are the perfect Jekyll themes to use if you're looking to start your own blog, they're optmized for readability, so you can focus on writing.
Github Pages Theme
These Jekyll themes all work great with Github Pages, allowing you to quickly get your site live without any hassle.
Free themes are perfect if you're just starting out with Jekyll. Since they're free, you don't have to worry about choosing the wrong theme.
ET-Jekyll theme is based off of Dave Liepmann’s awesome Tufte CSS - which takes its style and inspiration from the wonderful book and handout designs of [Edward Tufte}(https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/).
The differences are subtle when comparing my variation to Tufte CSS, but these changes were made out of personal preference and are not in any way “better”. If you prefer the original CSS styling - please use it!
To use ET-Jekyll, simply download the files off Github and run the build as you would any other Jekyll site:
You’ll want to make edits to the _config.yml and Gemfile for core setting changes. For navigation, heading, footer or post layout changes - edit the corresponding HTML files in the includes folder.
That’s it for setup!