Zack Hobson

GitHub Pages + Jekyll is so much win. Saturday June 27, 2009

I liked using Jekyll so much that I finally broke down and purchased a GitHub account just so I can use it for hosting my personal web site at my own domain. I’ve been trying out automatic publishing with git and Jekyll on our server at home, and it’s by far my favorite approach to CMS, given my preferred tool set. It was certainly possible to host the site on a cheap shared host and set this up for myself, but I like supporting GitHub, and they’ve made the process of automatic publishing with Jekyll into a turn-key affair.

There’s an excellent GitHub blog post about CNAME support that helped a great deal for hooking it up to my personal domain, recommended reading. Also, Tom Preston-Werner’s Blogging Like a Hacker offers a useful overview of the motivation and purpose of Jekyll.