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Welcome

Welcome Note


This is my new blog, completely powered by Jekyll - an awesome light weight tool for creating static websites. Yes, this doesn’t even look static. All this is written simply in Markdown language. I have hosted this site using github sites. You can host your site too. Github also makes it easy to simply push your source to a repo titled username.github.io format and you can push html/css to that repo and voila, you are done. Read about Github Pages more here.

Thanks for visiting. I will be posting all my work and thoughts here. See you soon.

What's Jekyll?

Jekyll is a static site generator, an open-source tool for creating simple yet powerful websites of all shapes and sizes. From the project’s readme:

Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory […] and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server. This is also the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host your project’s page or blog right here from GitHub.

It’s an immensely useful tool. Find out more by visiting the project on GitHub.

Installation

sudo apt install jekyll

After installation, you can create a new jekyll project and start it on your local machine

jekyll new my-site
cd my-site
jekyll serve