Thunder is a minimal, lightweight jekyll theme suitable for text based blogs. It does not make many external http queries and everything is online. That results in an increased page load speed.
The theme can be customized just by changing few variables in _config.yml file.
Since the style used in this theme is very less, I’m inlining it. This will save a request and hence speeds up website loading.
An example page loads completely in 1.1s!
In a comparision, it loads faster than an amp page made using Jekyll - amplify.
Amplify page loading speed
Thunder page loading speed
Though the contents of the page are different, they are comparable because both pages have one image and thunder example has code, blockquote, table ordered list, unordered list and all headers. That I think is a fair comparision.
Default theme will look like this
This theme is responsive.
The theme provides a nice header that can be customized by changing colors in the _config.yml file.
Remember, while developing locally, every change you make in _config.yml is applied only if you restart
jekyll serve process.
The default font is Helvetica. Text shadow is used to give it a little deapth.
The webjeda thunder logo is an SVG file. This can be removed and text can be used as the logo. Make these changes in the header file. But I suggest to use an SVG or an image.
Make changes to the master branch and create a pull request. Do not use gh-pages branch as it is used to host the theme.