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Session on Jekyll, a static site generator.
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Introduction to Jekyll

Static site generators provide a way to build a website that has modern functionality—blogging, RSS, templating, markdown—without the overhead of a database. While certain features, such as comment sections, are difficult to implement on a static site, static sites have many advantages: they are more maintainable, simpler to understand and modify, are difficult to hack, and are more archivable and sustainable. They also fit neatly into a content management workflow that includes the command line, a text editor, Git, and markdown.

In this session, we will use Jekyll, a popular static site generator written in the Ruby programming language, to build and modify a version of our Digital Research Institute website. In doing so, we'll learn about templates, including layouts and includes, and also how to host your static site on GitHub Pages.

What Is a Static Site
Getting Started: Setting Up A First Website

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