A Quick Start with Ruby and Jekyll

jekyll website

I have seen Jekyll around here and there and it’s always a very attractive clean looking design that always offers excellent focus and draw to the right areas. I also hear it’s super easy to handle and setup static websites. This article will help get you started with Jekyll.

Installing Ruby and Jekyll

There is a small gist (shell commands) I have created for you to run that will install Ruby and Jekyll. I have run and tested it on Ubuntu (Xenial), it shouldn’t be far off from other distros, easy peasy. (https://gist.github.com/Lerie82/5490bc9052637e27024b737030d8b9fb)

Creating a Jekyll Website

This came a surprise to me when I saw that it was just like other software of this sort, it’s super easy to setup a new site by issuing a single command:

jekyll new kbteam

new jekyll site

new jekyll site

Launching the Website

bundle exec jekyll serve

After executing the command above, visit the site in your browser, probably, http://127.0.0.1:4000/

jekyll website

jekyll website

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