Jekyll Blog Theme

Many of my web projects use WordPress, which is a highly flexible publishing platform. But often, WordPress has too much functionality for what’s needed, or just doesn’t suit the nature of the project.



Jekyll provides an interesting alternative to dynamic (database-driven) websites. It works well with Github‘s own publishing system, Pages, and static site platforms like Jekyll can be much more efficient for simpler sites.

I used Jekyll for my personal blog and made the code available to anyone on my own Github repository. There’s also a blog post about why I used Jekyll and why you might consider it.

Working with static sites generally is often a good way to prototype a web project, making decisions about the content management system later. In some cases it makes sense to stay with the static site.

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