This is my first post using Jekyll!
I started doing research on static website creation because I think that WordPress is heavy for a simple blog site. I haven’t felt any need to have people comment against my posts. If someone wants to reach me, I link a few contact options. The added benefit to move away from WordPress is getting less spam comments!
Jekyll was the first static website creator I looked into. I decided to learn Jekyll because I stumbled across GitHub Pages. Github Pages is free, making it an easy decision to play with GitHub Pages. I found that it utilizes a git repository with Jekyll. Also, Jekyll is built on Ruby, which I am familiar with. Bottom line, it seemed like a really good match for me.
Running through the Getting Started Guide, I found that it has great flexibility with adding pages, and templating, making it easier to build a quick site for documentation. If I need something complex, I can write a quick Ruby script. Also, I can use markdown and html files. This provides me with great flexibility for how I want display my information.
The final thing that I love about static website creation was how easy it is to integrate it with git, which I use everyday at work. This provides great control over my site through easy revision history.