Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs. Simple, static, and blog-aware.
Jekyll is a tool for transforming your plain text into static websites and blogs. It is simple, static, and blog-aware. Jekyll uses the Liquid templating language and has builtin Markdown and Textile support.
It also ties in nicely to Github Pages.
Learn more about Jekyll on their website.
Now the question arises why I used Jekyll. Short answer is just to learn a new thing. Long answer is my friend Rakesh told me about it few days ago and said that he would like to know how it works. I gave it a shot, googled for few minutes, found a tutorial and after few minutes was having a page at Github. I showed it to Rakesh and he was impressed.
But I was not as it was a static ugly page and I didn't add any post at that time. After few days, I saw a person creating a complete website using jekyll, terminal and vim only. That impressed me and intrigued me to do something similar. I was already learning vim. I was also experimenting with iTerm2 and oh-my-zsh. Well I created this blog or website using only these tools. I am writing this post also in vim. Using the terminal,
I'll publish it and if you are seeing it then that means I learnt and built something new. Now it's your turn.