One of the easiest ways to personalize how your site looks is using color and typography. While Nikola's "site" theme is intended to be rather bland and neutral, it doesn't have to be that way, and it's easy to change.
To do these changes, you don't even need to know any CSS, HTML, or programming!
Here's the trick: Nikola is using Twitter Bootstrap to handle its styling. And they provide a handy web form to create a customized version, just for you, at their customize page.
So, if you want auvergine navigation bars and avocado backgrounds, with courier fonts all over the place, that's where you do it. Just change the value in the right variable to whatever color you want.
Once you have your bootstrap.zip, go to your site's folder, and create
and unzip it in there, so that you have
Create a file called
themes/mytheme/parent containing the word
Then edit your
conf.py if you are using the git master) and
Rebuild your site, and voilá, all your customizations are now in place.
This awfulness, for example, was done by setting just three variables (bodyBackground, textColor, and sansFontfamily):