# Hydejack's New Design

This post introduces Hydejack’s now background image, color palette and logo.

While v7 brings an insane amount of new stuff, the most notable change is the new background image. It is no longer anti-selling the theme. The old image was a blurred version of Napoleon Bonaparte, which was just… weird. I could tell the story of how this came to be, but I’d rather show you the new and improved background image.

# Better Gem Support (v6.5)

Hydejack v6.5 includes various quality-of-life improvements, especially when using the gem-based version of the theme.

This maintenance release includes various quality-of-life improvements, especially when using the gem-based version of the theme. These changes come in handy when using Hydejack for a quick (project-) page: The home layout, which is used when using jekyll new, is now a proper layout that displays a few posts/pages below the regular content, and it is again possible to define an author in _config.yml without setting up a _data directory (for more, see blow).

# Related Projects and Data Tables (v6.4)

In Hydejack v6.4 I’ve added a “Other Projects” section to the bottom of each project page, making it easier for users to navigate through your collection and discover other projects.

In this release I’ve added a “Other Projects” section to the bottom of each project page, making it easier for users to navigate through your collection and discover other projects. Also, it’s now possible to display larger (data-) tables that were previously cut off (especially on mobile devices).

# Third Party Scripts (v6.3)

Hydejack v6.3 makes including third party plugins easier.

This release makes including third party plugins easier. Until now, the push state approach to loading new pages has been interfering with embedded script tags. This version changes this by simulating the sequential loading of script tags on a fresh page load.

# JavaScripten (v6)

Hydejack v6 adds a layer of JavaScript, effectively turning the whole site into a single page app.

Hydejack has always featured a JavaScript-heavy sidebar, but other than that, JS has been used sparingly. This changes with this release, which adds a ton of (optional) code that changes the feel of the theme dramatically.

## Pagination

* Not included in free version