It truly was my pleasure to have a class on building websites with Jekyll for PyLadies remote this morning. As I hope the class helped pique interests towards static websites and more specifically, Jekyll, I’ve put together this page to help folks get started with Jekyll.
The best document for getting started and to serve as a reference for building websites with Jekyll at this moment is the official Jekyll website.
For those looking for my slides from the class, it can be found on Google Docs.
If you’ve missing the live webcast, you can find the recording of it on Youtube.
Here are a list of links to resources I mentioned in the class:
- You can ask questions or connect with my on Twitter @michaelsoolee
- I mentioned Smashing Magazine which moved from Wordpress to a static site system. You can read more about the experience in this article
- I host my personal site at Netlify
- Another hosting solution is GitHub Pages for free
- If you’re looking for more traditional content management system (CMS) features, checkout hosting with Forestry.io
- You can also host it on Amazon’s AWS S3 + CloudFront but it is a bit technical to get up and running. Best method is using a project called s3_website
- Jekyll uses Shopify’s Liquid template language
Links to projects I mentioned in the class:
Here are some links to articles I’ve written regarding Jekyll:
- Creating a new page and post in Jekyll
- Setting up Google Analytics for Jekyll
- When to use Jekyll gem-based theming
- My experience with setting up my personal Jekyll site on Netlify
- How to speed up Jekyll’s serve command
- How to future proof your Jekyll project’s footer copyright
- How to create a new Jekyll project in an existing folder
I wish you luck on your journey into building websites in Jekyll. If you have any questions feel free to shoot them my way on Twitter @michaelsoolee.
Thanks again to PyLadies Remote for hosting the class and thank you for attending!