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Slight Theme

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Picture of theme on my blog.

A minimal theme, powered by Ghost. Live demo: ( (using the dev branch).

Created from scratch with inspiration from Ms. Qian’s Crisp theme ( and Roryg’s Ghostwriter theme (


  • Minimal design to showcase content.
  • Responsive design written in HTML5/LESS.
  • Full Ajax transitions between posts.
  • Built in GitHub’s Gist beautifier.
  • Disqus comment support.
  • MIT license to customize and distribute.


To reach optimal size the user must reprocess the code after making any edits. Ensure that NPM is installed and working.

  • Run npm install to ensure that the development environment is ready.
  • Modify any settings in ./strings.json. To disable a feature, set the value to "".
  • Run grunt to process the files and create the theme.
  • Add the Slight folder to ./content/themes of your Ghost installation and restart Ghost.
  • Select theme under the administration tools within Ghost.

Change Log

2.1.0 - 12/24/2014

  • Updated for Ghost 0.5.7
  • Added string dictionary (data is injected during preprocessing) - no more hard coded html strings.
  • Improved to LESS's abilities a little more.
  • Improved size of visual assets.
  • Improved grunt tasks (a lot faster).
  • Improved normalize upgraded to v3.
  • Improved style across all pages.
  • Improved using grunt's less plug-in.
  • Improved comment system can easily be disabled.
  • Fixed race condition if Ajax takes longer than 400ms to load.
  • Fixed flashing/blinking in Chrome.
  • Fixed Social icons being light boxed.
  • Fixed footer to stay at bottom.
  • Fixed images breaking code blocks.

2.0.0 - 9/18/2014

  • Updated for Ghost 0.5.2.
  • Complete code rewrite (CSS, HTML, Javascript).
  • Uses Fluidbox by Terry Mun ( to provide seamless lightbox transitions.
  • Streamlined grunt processing.
  • Significant speed improvements.
  • Source minification improvements.
  • Squashed dozens of bugs.

1.0.5 - 6/21/2014

  • Fixed comment issues with loading via ajax.
  • Streamlined ajax loading.
  • Using jquery.lazyView (
  • Fixes issues with mobile devices (iPhone).
  • Fixed IE11 issues.
  • Fixed Webkit CSS issues.
  • Streamlined grunt building.
  • Javascript fixes.
  • Style fixes.

1.0.2 - 6/5/2014

  • Javascript issue fixes.
  • Page loading is much faster now.
  • Reduction in size.
  • Simple light box for images.
  • Better image handling.
  • Many mobile style fixes.
  • Many screen size fixes.
  • Menu fixes.


  • First release.


Ghost 0.5.7 compatibility

Latest Stable Theme Download

Latest Dev Theme Download


Slight is under the MIT license.