Jekyll provides built-in support for Sass
and can work with CoffeeScript via a Ruby gem.
In order to use them, you must first create a file with the proper extension
name (one of
start the file with two lines of triple dashes, like this:
--- --- // start content .my-definition font-size: 1.2em
Jekyll treats these files the same as a regular page, in that the output file
will be placed in the same directory that it came from. For instance, if you
have a file named
css/styles.scss in your site’s source folder, Jekyll
will process it and put it in your site’s destination folder under
Jekyll processes all Liquid filters and tags in asset files
Jekyll allows you to customize your Sass conversion in certain ways.
Place all your partials in your
sass_dir, which defaults to
<source>/_sass. Place your main SCSS or Sass files in the place you want
them to be in the output file, such as
<source>/css. For an example, take
a look at this example site using Sass support in Jekyll.
If you are using Sass
@import statements, you’ll need to ensure that your
sass_dir is set to the base directory that contains your Sass files:
sass: sass_dir: _sass
The Sass converter will default the
sass_dir configuration option to
sass_dir is only used by Sass
Note that the
sass_dir becomes the load path for Sass imports,
nothing more. This means that Jekyll does not know about these files
directly, so any files here should not contain the front matter as
described above nor will they be transformed as described above. This
folder should only contain imports.
You may also specify the output style with the
style option in your
sass: style: compressed
These are passed to Sass, so any output style options Sass supports are valid here, too.
To enable Coffeescript in Jekyll 3.0 and up you must
- Install the
- Ensure that your
_config.ymlis up-to-date and includes the following:
plugins: - jekyll-coffeescript