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Creating Blogs With Jekyll (Paperback) (Vikram Dhillon)
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Learn to create your own blog using the Jekyll static site generator. You'll start with a bare bones template, build it up with the right components to easily scale your blog, automate any maintenance, add social sharing functions, and even make your own custom plugins to enhance functionality. By the end of Creating Blogs with Jekyll, you will be able to create an elegant blog using Jekyll, rapidly update the content with ease, and reach out to your readers with minimal effort. Because you’ve built your blog yourself, you’ll know exactly how the components work together, and you won’t be dependent upon an admin panel to maintain it.
Creating Blogs with Jekyll equips you with the knowledge and fortitude to create an elegantly designed blog and scale it to capture more readers. Recapture some of the magic of writing and apply it to an easy workflow in Jekyll for blogging. Do more things and write about them in style.
- Takes you through building a fully functional blog from scratch using Jekyll
- Provides a fun way to work on a side-project and integrate cutting edge web technologies
- Teaches you how to update and maintain your awesome blog
Jekyll is a simple, secure and very low maintenance blog engine that converts naturally written content in markdown into a beautiful and minimal blog. It allows you to focus on content creation and expressing yourself instead of spending all your time updating the plugins and maintaining the database. Jekyll does not rely on a database as a backend so your blog will be far more secure and reliable than any traditional blogging engines such as WordPress.
Building your own blog is an excellent side-project for a developer. We live in a day and age where short attention spans make it very difficult to expose a reader to interesting content. What better way to capture a reader's attention and retain viewers by captivating them by your own unique style and taste? Jekyll allows the content to shine with minimal distractions and a greater focus on the content and easy sharing of the content.