Building A Jekyll Blog In 1 Minute
Today I want to share the wonders of Jekyll, the gem this website is built on.
Jekyll is a Ruby gem that generates a blog-aware static site. Very simple and easy to throw up with github-pages. Very slick and shares navigation and layout across multiple pages.
Install it by doing
This installs the gem and allows you to run
to generate the project with Jekyll files already configured and ready to go.
Running Jekyll locally
In your terminal run
to start the local jekyll server. Boom, you’re riding Jekyll. You can view it under
localhost:4000 in your browser.
Making posts and configuration
To make posts create a new file in the _posts folder and use this funky format
YYYY-MM-DD-Hella-Cool-title.md for each post. Your
_config.yml file will contain all the text you need to change so it doesn’t look like you just generated a brand new jekyll blog.
Hosting to Github Pages
Fortunately this is the most tedious part of getting setup. Check out the documentation.
For a much more comprehensive experience checkout the official docs.