September 25, 2010

Martin Lundberg

Github Pages

I’m using Github Pages for managing this blog. Github Pages is one of the lesser knowm features of Github which lets you create pages for a project or a user. The pages are static and is stored in a repository just like everything else on Github. What makes it a great candidate for a blog is that it supports Jekyll by Tom Preston-Werner.

Taken from it’s docs Jekyll at its core is a text transformation engine. You write static files which Jekyll transforms into a nice looking webpage by using some layout files which is also created by you. EnvyLabs has written a nice article about how to publish a blog on Github Pages using Jekyll.