Website for Austin's Office of Design & Delivery
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City of Austin Office of Design & Delivery

This repo is for our public-facing site, which is hosted at This site is the main funnel for recruiting and outreach.

The site is forked from a fork of, which is built on the U.S. Web Design Standards and uses Jekyll to generate static pages.


  1. If you're using a Mac, install homebrew (see
  2. After installing git (brew install git), cd to the directory where you want to check-out the site, and then clone it (git clone
  3. Install rvm (\curl -sSL | sudo bash -s stable), make your current user a member of the rvm group, and then install a new version of ruby (rvm install 2.3.1) or make sure you're using it: rvm use 2.3.1
  4. Install the bundler gem, then use bundler to install other project dependencies (gem install bundler && bundle install)


  1. In the directory you checked out the website into, run jekyll serve to start the webserver
  2. Navigate to http://localhost:4000 in your browser to see your changes



Pages in subfolders, like parent/, render as visual children of their parent, e.g. The parent page must exist for the child page to appear in the navigation, however if it has the layout: redirect, the parent will only display as a header above it's children.