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Add guide for non-blogs #1811

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afeld opened this Issue Dec 11, 2013 · 15 comments

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@afeld
afeld commented Dec 11, 2013

This came up w/ @parkr over chat, but Jekyll (and GH Pages, for that matter) seems blog-centric, when in fact it can be used to create other kinds of static sites. Adding this as a placeholder for this guide, which I'm hoping to take a first pass at soon.

@oblakeerickson
Jekyll member

Sounds like a good idea.

@parkr
Jekyll member
parkr commented Dec 11, 2013

I guess we never created a guide for static sites without blog posts because the blog posts were pretty much the only magical and mysterious part of how Jekyll works. The only thing you really need to know for pages is includes and layouts, which are both relatively simple to decipher for a newbie.

Never the less, would love to hear your idea!

@afeld
afeld commented Dec 12, 2013

@parkr Maybe it's not so much a single walkthrough, so much as a set of a "recipes". I'll spend some more time putting together a concrete outline.

@penibelst
Jekyll member

Jekyll seems blog-centric.

No, it’s an illusion. Jekyll’s own website is an example for many pages and only few blog entries.

@afeld
afeld commented Dec 12, 2013

Jekyll seems blog-centric.

it’s an illusion

Bingo 👐

@penibelst
Jekyll member

@jekyll/owners: can be closed. We don’t need placeholders. Just do it.

@afeld afeld closed this May 12, 2014
@parkr
Jekyll member
parkr commented May 12, 2014

I'd still love to see a guide, but if it's not a huge priority, no reasons to keep the issue around. Once GHP has Jekyll 2.0 on it, we can think about add a guides collection. 😃

@fulldecent

May someone share a link to the original source for the Jekyll homepage. This is kind of non-blog site I am trying to set up.

@taniarascia

I was looking for how create a non-blog site with Jekyll, and I found this GitHub issue but didn't find any article on it, so I wrote a tutorial on how to make a non-blog site with Jekyll from scratch. Hopefully this helps anyone searching for answers and landing on this page.

@mattr-
Jekyll member
mattr- commented Dec 2, 2015

@taniarascia that tutorial is amazing. Thanks for writing it

@taniarascia

@mattr- Thank you! I tried to make it as concise as possible, and learned a lot along the way.

@jaybe-jekyll

Fantastic article; thanks for caring and taking the time to share you knowledge and learnings in such a readable, enjoyable format and presentation! Added to articles links on IRC://#jekyll@Freenode!

@taniarascia

@jaybe-jekyll Thank you! I really appreciate the positive response.

@sueswe
sueswe commented May 27, 2016

@taniarascia very nice, thank you for that work!

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