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Over the last 2 years I have tried several times to kickstart coderoncode.com, and a long with it I have tried multiple blogging platforms (wordpress, obtvse, etc) I even tried coding my own blogging solution; all without much success.

From each of these attempts I have learned valueable lessons, so far I have spent more time tweaking the platform and the style than actually writing; so if I'm to succeed this time I need a blogging platform that actually lets me write and doesn't get in the way.

Meet Jekyll

Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory containing raw text files in various formats, runs it through Markdown (or Textile) and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, ready-to-publish static website suitable for serving with your favorite web server.

As content generators go, Jekyll is truly amazing, while I don't (yet) intent to list the full set of features or how to use it we can over the main features of Jekyll

  • Clear directory structure and scaffolding generation.
  • Support for assets and downloads.
  • Preview server.
  • Configurable in YAML.
  • Supports drafts and future publications dates.

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