Griffith Lab site launch site is now live!

A first draft of the griffith lab site is now live. The site uses the static site generator jekyll and is based on the feeling responsive theme. The site uses jquery-backstretch (2.1.16) to control full width background images and uses the foundation (5.5.3) front end framework.

key changes

The site features a number of key differences in contrast to the feeling responsive theme however all of the old functionality remains in place. In brief these differences are:

  1. Uses an updated jquery-backstretch
  2. Blog functionality has been repurposed for a news feed
  3. custom templates have been designed for publications and team members.
  4. structure of the _data/socialmedia.yml file has been changed
  5. added and rebuilt icons from the entypo+ library.


development of this site occurs on the “master” branch at The live site is published on the “live” branch and is periodically synced with “master”. To begin development follow the instructions on the README on the site GitHub page. The _drafts folder contains helpful examples for various aspects of the site.

adding team members

Additional team members can be added by altering the pages/ file. When adding team members the team_member template located in at _includes/team_member should be used. The syntax for this is as follows:

 {% include team_member member_name="" full_name="" bio="" image="/assets/img/team/" role="" %}

The member_name parameter should match that in _data/socialmedia.yml and is used to add social media links. Further the image to include should be located in /assets/img/team/.

adding publications

Publications can be added by altering the pages/ file. When doing so the following syntax should be followed where pmid is the pubmed id and doi is the digital object identifier:

 {% include publication authors="" journal="" doi="" pmid=""%}