Launching my Personal Site with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

2018-07-01

Welcome to my personal website, created with Jekyll, a simple, blog-aware, static site generator perfect for personal sites like this. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which I use to host this site from a GitHub repository.

Version Control Illustration from UnDraw

 

Jekyll Now

If you’d like to get started on a personal site of your own, I highly recommend Jekyll Now. Barry Clark does an excellent job in this detailed walkthrough, Build a Blog with Jekyll and GitHub Pages, on the Smashing Magazine website.

Screenshot from Barry Clark's Jekyll Now

I followed his guide to get this site up and running. Since then, I continue to learn about Git, HTML, and Markdown as I develop the site locally.

In October of 2018 I added Disqus comments to the Blog posts.

 

Inspiration

I am amazed and inspired by talented makers with incredible personal sites. As a Marketer, I have immense respect for designers and developers. It was inspiring to see some of the work being done today and learn from it.

I encountered a lot of quality content during development and while I cannot name them all, here are some of the people I bookmarked for inspiration:

 

Credits

 


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