Blogging with Jekyll - Introduction11 Jan 2018
How could one blog the pragmatic, the minimalistic, the “plainionistic” way?
For me the answer is simple: Use the “power of plain text” and write posts in Markdown ;-) This allows me to focus on content and use my favorite IDE or text editor for writing … which makes blogging quite similar to coding :)
But of course you don’t want to read blogs in plain text on the web, right? The best solution out there is Jekyll. Jekyll is a tool which transforms plain text into static web sites. It is extremely powerful - due to the support of Ruby based text transformation plug-ins AND it is supported by GitHub pages - the perfect “blog hosting provider” for a pragmatic programmer.
When I started blogging this way some time back I didn’t knew anything about Jekyll so my blog was extremely minimalistic - not to say ugly. Over the time I explored the power of Jekyll and meanwhile I am quite happy with the look and feel of my blog.
In this series I will briefly describe how I set up my blog.