About Pages

Overview

Quarto makes it easy to create a simple about page for an individual or organization. When the about option is provided for a document, a special template will be used to layout the content of the current page with a custom layout designed to present a person or organization.

For example:

---
title: "Finley Malloc"
about:
  template: jolla
  image: profile.jpg
  links:
    - icon: twitter
      text: twitter
      href: https://twitter.com
    - icon: github
      text: Github
      href: https://github.com
---

Finley Malloc is the Chief Data Scientist at Wengo Analytics. When not innovating on data platforms, Finley enjoys spending  time unicycling and playing with her pet iguana.

## Education

University of California, San Diego | San Diego, CA
PhD in Mathematics | Sept 2011 - June 2015

Macalester College | St. Paul MA
B.A in Economics | Sept 2007 - June 2011

## Experience

Wengo Analytics | Head Data Scientist | April 2018 - present

GeoScynce | Chief Analyst | Spet 2012 - April 2018

The contents of this page will be laid out using the jolla template with the profile.jpg image, and generate a set of links for the items specified in links.

You can write and format the content of the page however you’d like - when the page is rendered, Quarto will use the content and options provided in the about option to create the about page, arranging the content content of the about option with the content in the page itself.

Templates

Quarto includes 5 built in templates, drawing inspiration from the Postcards R Package. Built in templates include:

  • jolla
  • trestles
  • solana
  • marquee
  • broadside

Each template will position the about elements with the content in a different layout. Select the template using the template option:

about:
  template: trestles

Here is a preview of each of the templates:

Image

The image for the about page will be read from the document-level image option:

title: Finley Malloc
image: profile.jpg
about:
  template: jolla

In addition, you can customize how the image is displayed in the page to better meet your needs by setting the following options.

option description templates
image-width A valid CSS width for your image. all
image-shape The shape of the image on the about page. Choose from:rectangle, round, rounded jolla, solana, trestles

For example:

title: Finley Malloc
image: profile.png
about:
  template: trestles
  image-width: 10em
  image-shape: round

Partial Page Content

By default, the about page will be generated using the entire contents of the page. If you’d like, however, you may also choose to use only a portion of the page’s content to populate the about template. In this case, you can specify an id for the about page in the document front matter. When rendering the page, Quarto will find any div with that id and use the contents of that div to populate the about template. The div that provided the contents will be replaced with the formatted ‘about’ content. For example, you could write:

---
title: "Finley Malloc"
about:
  id: hero-heading
  template: jolla
  image: profile.jpg
  links:
    - icon: twitter
      text: twitter
      href: https://twitter.com
    - icon: github
      text: Github
      href: https://github.com
---

### This content appears above the formatted about page content.

:::{#hero-heading}

Finley Malloc is the Chief Data Scientist at Wengo Analytics. When not innovating on data platforms, Finley enjoys spending  time unicycling and playing with her pet iguana.

## Education

University of California, San Diego | San Diego, CA
PhD in Mathematics | Sept 2011 - June 2015

Macalester College | St. Paul MA
B.A in Economics | Sept 2007 - June 2011

## Experience

Wengo Analytics | Head Data Scientist | April 2018 - present

GeoScynce | Chief Analyst | Sept 2012 - April 2018

:::

### This content appears below the formatted about page content.