v6: JavaScripten

The last release made the theme fast in the eyes of Google, but not so much in the eyes of its readers. This release addresses this by adding a layer of JavaScript, effectively turning the whole site into a single page app.


Hydejack has always featured a JavaScript-heavy sidebar, but other than that, JS has been used sparingly. This changes with this release, which adds a ton of (optional) code that changes the feel of the theme dramatically.


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v5: The Fast One

This release dramatically increases page load speed which matters to Google and visitors with slow connections alike.


NOTE: This post is outdated and only included for legacy reasons. See the Documentation for up-to-date instructions.

This major release increases page load speed dramatically. The page now scores roughly 90/100 on Google’s PageSpeed Insights (up from ~50) and has a high score on similar tools.


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v4: Social Media Impocalypse

This release adds a lot of social media icons and introduces a new default layout. It also breaks things, hence a new major release number.


NOTE: This post is outdated and only included for legacy reasons. See the Documentation for up-to-date instructions.

Breaking

  • Structure of _config.yml has changed
    • Social media usernames are now located under author: social: <platform>: <username>.
    • disqus is now a top-level entry (moved from author).
    • Now has font, font_accent and google_fonts fields that are mandatory.
  • Now defaults to the blog layout, old style is available via blog-by-tag layout, see archive.html.

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Introducing Hydejack

Hydejack is a pretentious two-column Jekyll theme, stolen by @qwtel from Hyde. You could say it was.. hydejacked.


NOTE: This post is outdated and only included for legacy reasons. See the Documentation for up-to-date instructions.

Features

Unlike Hyde, it’s very opinionated about how you are going to use it.

Features include:

  • Touch-enabled sidebar / drawer for mobile, including fallback when JS is disabled.
  • Github Pages compatible tag support based on this post.
  • Customizable link color and sidebar image, per-site, per-tag and per-post.
  • Optional author section at the bottom of each post.
  • Optional comment section powered by Disqus.
  • Layout for posts grouped by year
  • Wide array of social media icons on sidebar.
  • Math blocks via KaTeX.

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