This repository contains 18F's website, https://18f.gsa.gov.
Writing a blog post for 18F? You must read our blog publishing guide.
Deployment and workflow
stagingbranch is automatically deployed to our staging site.
productionbranch is automatically deployed to our production site.
All development and pull requests should be done against the
Deployments to production will be done by site admins, using pull requests from
We occasionally use various subdomains of 18f.gov to demo work in a way that others can see it. These deployments are manual and require a little bit of extra configuration. See the readme file in the "deploy" folder for more information on how this works.
Getting your picture and bio on the site:
If you're a new teammate, follow these steps and the #18f-site team will take care of it:
- Upload your photo to the appropriate Google Drive folder.
- Fill out the bio form.
- Get in touch with the site team in #18f-site; we'll handle it from there!
NOTE: Bios and pictures are scheduled to be added at the end of each month.
You do not need to edit the team.json or authors.yml files in this repo, we'll find it in
If you get stuck, or have any other questions, feel free to reach out to anyone on the 18f-site team in channel #18f-site.
- Our Guide to the Terminal and GitHub
- Creating a Pull Request (GitHub Support)
- Creating a Pull Request with GitHub for Mac (GitHub blog post)
Publishing a blog post
For a guide to how 18F manages blogging, and technical guidelines for getting your blog post into the site, see the 18F Blogging Guide.
Developing the site
This is a Jekyll website. Install Jekyll through Rubygems (you may need
sudo), Bourbon, and Jekyll Sitemap:
Prerequisites: A few of our gems require a C++ compiler (XCode on the Mac). For the time being you will also need Node to be installed, because Jekyll 2 couples a CoffeeScript runtime. This will eventually be removed.
So yes: this project requires Ruby and Node (for now). Aren't static site generators the simplest?
Launch with Jekyll:
The site will be visible at
Before submitting a pull request, please ensure
./go ci_build runs and exits cleanly.
Deploying the site
You don't need to worry about deployment stuff for normal development -- any pushes to
production branches will auto-deploy.
But to dig into our deployment setup and code, visit
deploy/ for more details.
This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.
All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.