Introducing chalk

Chalk is a high quality, completely customizable, performant and 100% free blog template for Jekyll.

October 17, 2016 - 1 minute read -
web jekyll

Chalk intro

Download Chalk here!


  • Dark and Light theme.
  • Filter on tags.
  • Customizable pagination.
  • Beautified link sharing in Facebook and other social media.
  • Automatic time to read post indicator.
  • Automatic RSS feed.
  • About page.
  • 404 page.
  • SEO optimized.
  • PageSpeed optimized.
  • Cross browser support (supports all modern browsers).
  • Media embed for videos.
  • Enlarge images on click (like Medium).


Used tools

Enlarge image feature


If you haven’t installed Ruby then go ahead and install it with: brew install Ruby. Next setup your environment:



Run Jekyll:

bundle exec jekyll serve

Deploy to GitHub Pages

Run this in the root project folder in your console:


You can find more info on how to use the gh-pages branch and a custom domain here.

View this for more info about automated deployment with Circle CI.

If you have any questions about using or configuring Chalk please create an issue here!