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.

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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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