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BinaryAge Site

This is an umbrella project to organize sites under *

  • local development server
  • maintenance utilities
  • mass deploying

The idea

The idea is to have one repo with all subdomains as separate repositories, each tracked as an individual git submodule. Individual sites have usually a dependency on shared - again tracked as a git submodule. This should give us tools to reconstruct the whole site to any point in the history while having granular control of commit rights to parts of the site. Nice transparency via GitHub is a bonus.

├── www
│   ├── shared
│   ├──
|   ...
├── totalfinder-web
│   ├── shared
│   ├──
|   ...
├── totalspaces-web
│   ├── shared
│   ├──
|   ...
├── blog

Shared stuff

Files which should be shared by all sites should go into shared repo.

  • layouts - jekyll layout files, these won't be present in the generated site
  • includes - various includes for layout files, these won't be present in the generated site
  • root - these will be generated as usual and then moved to the root level of the site, useful for generating same page for all sites, like 404.html
  • img - shared images
  • css - shared css files, we use stylus for preprocessing and concatenation
  • js - shared javascript/coffeescript files, we have defined .list file for concatenation
  • ...


Recommended (optional):

Bootstrap local development

git clone
cd site
rake init

Init task does several things:

  • fetches all submodules
  • updates push remote urls to be writable
  • hard-links all shared submodules into www/shared

Hard-linking is essential for local development. Changes you make under shared are then effective in all repos.

├── www
│   ├── shared (real folder)
│   ├──
|   ...
├── totalfinder-web
│   ├── shared (hard link to ../www/shared)
│   ├──
|   ...
├── totalspaces-web
│   ├── shared (hard link to ../www/shared)
│   ├──
|   ...
├── blog

Note that submodules are specified as read-only git repo urls. The reason is to support workflow for someone who has just partial rights or just read-only access. To push your changes you have to add write-able remote repo url to repos you are working on. For example for www repo, you should:

cd site/www
git remote add gh

Then, to push run git push gh web or git push gh.

Launch development server

  • make sure you have your /etc/hosts properly configured, see rake hosts

To run the full dev server:

in one terminal session run nginx proxy:

rake proxy

in a second terminal session run the jekyll debug server:

rake serve what=www,totalspaces,blog

Note that livereloading and css watching is enabled by default. Using browser-sync.


You don't have to push to this site repo if you want to update some web. Just make changes in some sub-site repo and push your changes into its web branch.

We have setup post-recieve hook which will build sub-site and then will push baked static site files back into its gh-pages branch. GitHub Pages will do the deployment automatically. It will also move pointer of submodule here in the site repo.

Don't forget to push shared submodule first if you have modified some shared stuff.

Update from remote

If you want to get incrementally to remote state without doing rake init, you may reset your repo to remote state via rake reset (will destroy your local changes!!!).

Alternatively you may always use your git-fu to non-destructively pull from remotes (git submodule is your friend).