Patrick Steadman Aspiring clinician-scientist at The University of Toronto

Using Jekyll, Poole and Lanyon to setup my github user page

Github pages is where I learnt github repositories could be used to host a website using jekyll. This website was created using the theme lanyon, which derives from poole. Jekyll, Poole and Lanyon are all characters from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

General custimizations

  • Added Disqus comments using Joshua Lande’s guide
  • Added Google analytics using the same guide
  • Added SEO streamlining from here
  • Added CNAME from here
  • Added a favicon (mouse brain with the cerebellum coloured - posterior-lateral view)
  • Added tags page
  • Added archive page

CSS and head.html modifcations

  • Added my gravatar to the sidebar
  • Added social links with _config.yml settings I set-up and font-awesome icons

My repository can be found at

Things I’d like to explore


  • Code a bar below current header with most popular tags (count beside) and serve as link to view all posts with that tag
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