I like clean stuff and I like tech blogs. So, I decided to give Jekyll, the most popular of the static sites, a try. At the same time, I’ve been revamping my main website to include some other WordPress blogs, so I decided to see how long it would take to install WordPress on Bluehost versus Jekyll on Gitpages.
Twice I’ve tried to setup a Jekyll website. I was successful once. The effort involved was much more than the QuickStart on the Jekyll website led me to expect.
So far I have Jekyll running on macOS but my process was.
- Install HomeBrew — after realizing that I needed Git.
- Install Git
- Install Jekyll
- Install a theme
- Create a new page and modify front matter.
- Launch Jekyll server
I already knew Markdown but I am unfamiliar with all the front matter stuff. If I have to learn Ruby or use a third-party web service to get anything done, I will abandon the project. Ruby sucks.
I'm just a human being who wears many hats. As an avid amateur photographer, I enjoy exploring the art and science of capturing beautiful moments through my lens. When I'm not behind the camera, I'm working as an information security professional, utilizing my expertise to keep data safe and secure. Beyond that, I'm a nemophile who finds peace and serenity in the great outdoors, and a philomath who loves to learn and expand my knowledge. I reside in Montgomery Township and am always seeking new adventures to capture and share.