I hate magic.
Jekyll contains lots of magic.
GitHub played with the magic, trying to allow you to change your theme
without editing your
_config.yml by hand.
jekyll-theme-minimal doesn’t work. At least for me.
minima works for me.
This doesn’t give me much hope for this system.
I’m thinking that running the build before committing, be it Jekyll, HiD, Statocles, or some magic Template thing you roll yourself, is the way to go.