by Ryan Irelan
Today I’m happy to release a brand new training video: Static Websites with Jekyll. The 32 minute video walks you through everything you need to know to get started building websites the Jekyll.
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server.
I like Jekyll because it means my writing (at my personal site) is no longer held hostage by software. My content posts are all in plain text files using the Markdown format. There’s no database at all. That means my content is, effectively, future proof. I can take it anywhere and do whatever I want with it. No more data migrations or database exports.