📓 Amethyst


Configuration #

Amethyst is designed to be extremely configurable. You can find the bulk of the configuration scattered throughout the repository depending on how in-depth you’d like to get.

The majority of configuration can be found under config.yaml. An example, with descriptions for each setting, can be found here.

Code Block Titles #

To add code block titles with Amethyst:

  1. Ensure that code block titles are enabled in the configuration:

    enableCodeBlockTitle: true
  2. Add the title attribute to the desired code block fence:

     ```yaml {title="data/config.yaml"}
     enableCodeBlockTitle: true  # example from step 1

Note that if {title=<my-title>} is included, and code block titles are not enabled, no errors will occur, and the title attribute will be ignored.

HTML Favicons #

If you would like to customize the favicons, you can add them to the data/config.yaml file. The default without any set favicon key is:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="icon.png" type="image/png">

The default can be overridden by defining a value to the favicon key in your data/config.yaml file. For example, here is a List[Dictionary] example format, which is equivalent to the default:

  - { rel: "shortcut icon", href: "icon.png", type: "image/png" }
#  - { ... } # Repeat for each additional favicon you want to add

In this format, the keys are identical to their HTML representations.

If you plan to add multiple favicons generated by a website (see list below), it may be easier to define it as HTML. Here is an example which appends the Apple touch icon to Amethyst’s default favicon:

favicon: |
  <link rel="shortcut icon" href="icon.png" type="image/png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/apple-touch-icon.png">  

This second favicon will now be used as a web page icon when someone adds your webpage to the home screen of their Apple device. If you are interested in more information about the current and past standards of favicons, you can read this article.

Note that all generated favicon paths, defined by the href attribute, are relative to the static/ directory.

Graph View #

To customize the Interactive Graph view, you can poke around data/graphConfig.yaml. The default configuration, with descriptions, can be found here.

Language Support #

Chinese, Japanese, and Korean support comes out of the box with Amethyst.

Want to support languages that read from right-to-left (like Arabic)? Hugo (and by proxy, Amethyst) supports this natively.

Follow the steps Hugo provides here and modify your config.yaml

For example:

defaultContentLanguage: ar
    languagedirection: rtl
    title: مدونتي
    weight: 2

Custom Styles #

Want to go even more in-depth? You can add custom CSS styling in assets/_custom.scss. If you’d like to target specific parts of the site, you can add ids and classes to the HTML partials in /layouts/partials.

Changing the Color Scheme #

The default color schemes for light mode and dark mode are located in assets/_colors.scss. You can replace the values for existing color variables for drop-in edits, or create new variables to reference in _custom.scss.

Changing the Fonts #

All fonts are defined in assets/_fonts.scss. There are examples for both local fonts (defined using @font-face) and webfonts (fetched with @import from a font distributor such as Google Fonts).

You can place all local fonts in the static/fonts folder.

Partials #

Partials are what dictate what gets rendered to the page. Want to change how pages are styled and structured? You can edit the appropriate layout in /layouts.

For example, the structure of the home page can be edited through /layouts/index.html. To customize the footer, you can edit /layouts/partials/footer.html

More info about partials on Hugo’s website.

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