Intro to Jekyll for Web Developers & Designers

If you've ever looked a documentation site for a repo on Github, there's a pretty good chance you saw Jekyll in action. Jekyll is simple, blog-aware, static site generator.

BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

It's basically a super simple CMS that you can host for free on Github, or dirt cheap on S3. Jekyll is great for personal portfolios, simple client sites, prototyping websites, building a blog, and so much more - but it's not always as straight forward as you'd like.

In this intro workshop, Kyle Taylor is going to walk you through how to get up and running with a new Jekyll site, talk about config variables, what these weird {% things %} are, and eventually host it on the internet. For free. Cause that's awesome.

PREREQUISITES

• Laptop, but you're free to just listen

• Familiarity with HTML/CSS/JS. You don't have to be an expert because we'll talk along the way, but we won't spend too much time on that lingo

• (optional) Install Jekyll. We'll go through how to install it, but if you're on Windows, god help you. Follow the instructions here. 
 

JOIN US and you too can become blog-aware, or at least Jekyll aware, and put your HTML / CSS / JS to good use.

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