Tired of using LaTeX to make your CV look pretty? Can’t remember how to set margins in your TeX file? Refusing to compromise and “just use Word”?
markdown-cv is a simple template to list all your accomplishments in a readable Markdown file. It uses CSS to style your text into a stylish web page. It can also be printed as PDF.
Write your CV like this…
To start, simply fork the markdown-cv repo
and then edit directly in github the
adding your skills, jobs and education.
To transform your plain text CV into a beautiful looking HTML page and share it you then have two options:
gh-pagesbranch from your fork. It will only contain this webpage. You can either use git or the github web interface
gh-pages(which will then be a copy of master)
Any change you want to make to your CV from then on would have to be done on the
gh-pages branch and will be immediately rendered by Github Pages.
gem install jekyllwill do for most users.
jekyll serveand you’ll be able to see your CV on your local host (the default address is http://localhost:4000).
index.mdfile and see changes live in your browser.
Whether you used Github Pages or a local installation of Jekyll, to print a PDF just press Print in your browser. Print specific CSS media queries will take care of the styling.
The included CSS renders your CV in different styles:
kjhealythe original default, inspired by kjhealy’s vita template
davewhippis a tweaked version of
kjhealy, with bigger fonts and dates right aligned, authored by David Whipp
To change the default style, one needs to simply change
site the variable in the
Any other styling is possible. More CSS style contributions and forks are welcome!