By Tom Preston-Werner, Nick Quaranto, and many awesome contributors! Forked by Jordy Rose.
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server. This is also the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host your project’s page or blog right here from GitHub.
If you’ve stumbled upon this page from outside, you probably want the source repository.
The main purpose of this fork is to add a dependency-based form of incremental generation, to avoid regenerating pages that haven’t changed. Other changes, even some rather drastic ones, are realized as plug-ins in the Shadowbox theme, which should work with any vanilla Jekyll installation, and with other themes (possibly with some slight modifications).