My main blog is built with Jekyll, a free open-source blogging platform. I was using Wordpress for years but found the site was too slow, especially for a mostly text based blog. Jekyll is a static site generator, so each page is html. As such, it's very fast to load. It's also hosted on Git Hub pages, meaning I don't need to pay for hosting any more. All I pay for is the domain, which is less than a tenner a year.

It's both easy and frustrating to use. The setup requires some html and css coding knowledge and some willingness for things to break. I found a template by DPStrange then messed around with it until I had something I liked. But once it is set up, all the posts are written with markdown, so it is quick to write a fully formatted blog post.

You can view the code in my github repo. The SCSS file is pretty much the same as this site.

This page modified on 10 Jun 2021 at 11:37

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