Tired of dealing with databases, security problems and bloated code just to setup a website?

Yeah me too. Like you, I have built websites in the past because I wanted to share things I cared about with others. But I always got sidetracked by all the code hacking, plugins and the constant maintenance that went into the software running the site.

Then one day, 3 years ago I discovered Jekyll, a static-site generator and have never looked back! Jekyll made making websites fun again and has allowed me to focus on what matters most to me — quality design and valuable content.

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What is Jekyll?

Jekyll is a static-site generator written in Ruby. This means it lets you take simple text files (think markdown, you are using markdown right?) and make a website with it. Neat right? There's no databases, no updates and no viruses. Woohooo!

Why are you writing this book?

My personal site has been running on Jekyll for the past 3 years. I'm currently in the process of redesigning and rebuilding it. Along the way I'm documenting all the details of how I'm building my site with Jekyll.

In doing so I'm sharing all my tips and tricks that I've learned building sites with Jekyll so that you can build yours faster and awesomer!

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Who are you?

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My name is Michael Lee. My favorite food is pizza, I'm a work-from-home dad and I've been designing and building websites and applications professionally for more than 10 years.