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Quick and easy hosted websites with GitHub
Thu Dec 18 21:47:07 2008 +0000
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Chris Wanstrath from GitHub recently tweeted about his new website. Whilst trying to load it earlier today I accidentally misspelt his username, revealing a GitHub feature that I hadn’t come across – GitHub pages.

Simply go to yourusername.github.com and you’ll be presented with a friendly error page explaining how to set up your own github.com sub-domain website. It’s fairly straightforward – create a repository named yourusername.github.com, create a local master branch and push it to GitHub. Within ten minutes or so, your new site will be up and running. Very cool. Here’s mine (yes, fairly pointless I know). And here is another.

Update: It seems that I just beat the guys at GitHub to it with their official announcement.