Lilian Besson’s Web Pages - using Sphinx

My web pages are currently generated with Sphinx Doc (v1.6+).

I have been using Sphinx since 2012, and I like it very much!

Currently this project is in version 3.0, public release! I recently switched to a much cleaner theme, based on alabaster, the new Sphinx’s default theme, and nicer fonts (in Dec 2017).

Where are those pages ?

⟹ On


  • 🇬🇧 in English: Screenshot demo of my web pages in English (1/2)
  • 🇫🇷 in French: Screenshot demo of my web pages in French (2/2)

What do those pages contain ?

Some pages host my résumé, others are just experiments, about Sphinx and many other things. A few pages talk about some points I am interested in (GNU Nano, Sublime Text 3, Firefox, hitch-hiking, maths, Pokémon etc)…

Other repository

To limit the size of this one, I used an other git repository to store the scripts/ folder : web-sphinx-scripts.

This second repository mainly hosts some Javascript scripts (GNU Plot & OCaml & Python toplevel, shortcuts.js, etc), and also a complete Python distribution, used with python.opt.js to embed a Python toplevel in my web pages (I know, it’s useless, but so funny !).


© Lilian Besson, 2011-2017.


  • the reStructuredText plain text markup language, mainly, for the content of the pages,
  • Jinja templates (for changing appearance of the web pages),
  • Javascript in the `.static/ <.static/>`__ folder, for some interactive stuff on the web-pages. See this page for some details,
  • CSS in the `.static/ <.static/>`__ folder, for an improved style, based on the (old) default Sphinx style,
  • HTML (to include a few web components in some pages),
  • Python (for Sphinx configuration, ` <>`__ file).

Requirements ?

This project use the following software:

To install all these dependencies, use brew on Mac OS, or your package manager on Linux/UNIX.


This project is released under the GPLv3 license, for more details, take a look at the LICENSE file in the source. © Lilian Besson, 2012-2018.

Basically, that allow you to use all or part of the project for you own business.