New Static Site Theme for World (Literature) Classics in Markdown e.g. A Tale of Two Cities, The Trial, etc.

Piero Wbmstr me at
Fri Jul 17 01:35:10 EDT 2015

Hello all,
Great work Gerald!

Your theme seems to be a good basis for others. I would use Bootstrap
for a better rendering by default but this is a personal choice ;)

In the same spirit (but not the same goal), I made some "Markdown dummy
data" from two whole public domain books with notes and images:
-    "True Stories of Wonderful Deeds" [2]

They are designed to be test contents for WebDocBook [3] but can be used
for any other usage as it is written with raw Markdown (using the
Extended syntax).
As you may see, the rendering almost works "as-is" on GitHub browser
viewer (even for images).

Do not hesitate to fork the original repo and use it according to your



Le 17/07/2015 00:48, Gerald Bauer a écrit :
> Hello,
>   As a showcase I've converted a good old Gutenberg plain text world
> (literature) classic to markdown.
>    See the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
>    by Robert Louis Stevenson [1] as an example.
>    Next I've put together a static site theme that lets you basically
> drop all chapters into a _chapters folder and you're done, that is,
> you get a great looking online live (e)book.
>    See the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde live version (demo) [2]
>    thanks to GitHub Pages (with built-in - surprise, surprise - Jekyll
> processing ;-))
>    And finally the ready-to-fork theme/template repo/source [3].
>    Anyone else tried to convert world classics to Markdown
>    for generating great looking books? Any insight appreciated.
> Questions? Comments? Welcome.
>    Cheers.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
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