In this video, Nate explains the benefits of using Jekyll to build a static site and discusses why it's one of the most popular static site generators in the world.
- [Instructor] Jekyll is the most popular static site tool…on the internet today.…There are thousands of websites built with Jekyll…every single day.…So what makes it so popular?…For one Jekyll is powerful and extensible.…It's frequently used to build blogs…but it also works great for portfolios,…marketing sites and many other types of websites.…Jekyll also has a huge community behind it.…The Jekyll community creates themes and templates…that you can use for free, plugins…to add more advanced features, and a whole lot more.…Jekyll is a good choice if you don't have a lot…of experience with static sites…because there are so many templates…and plugins available for free.…
It's built on top of the Ruby language…which is a plus if you're familiar with Ruby,…but if you're not it can be a little tricky to install.…If you do run into trouble getting Jekyll working…check out my other course on building static sites…with Hugo.…It's a little bit easier to set up.…All right, now that we've covered the advantages…of static sites and we've picked Jekyll…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Jekyll and Git
- Creating a new Jekyll site
- Installing themes
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Setting up for deployment with GitHub, Travis CI, Node, and npm
- Deploying to FTP, AWS, and Netlify
- Adding a custom, secure domain
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Jekyll
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netifly
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