Jekyll is often pigeon-holed as a tool for developers to write their blog. This is just one of the many great uses of Jekyll. We’re always interested in exploring unconventional use cases which push the boundaries in Jekyll. Today we’re releasing three MIT licensed templates which do exactly that.


Build an API documentation website.

Aviator template


Write and publish eBooks using Jekyll.

Author template


Build your photography portfolio.

Aperture template


We’ve also given two of our existing templates a makeover:


The perfect way for a non-profit to get started with Jekyll.

Cause template


E-commerce template for Jekyll.

Fur template


To use the new templates in CloudCannon, create a new site and select the Choose a Template option.

Choose a jekyll template

From here you can browse through the templates and select your favourite.

List of jekyll templates

These templates also work without CloudCannon, just fork the template repository on GitHub or download a zip.

We’re always interested in seeing how people use these templates, feel free to leave a comment if you use one!