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Jekyll on Fedora

Jekyll is a free and open-source static site generator written in Ruby. It is popularly known for being used to power the GitHub Pages service. I switched my testing machine to Fedora 34 to test Gnome 40 and to work on some web development projects. In that process, I discovered that setting up Jekyll requires […]

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When to use a static site?

Static sites are great they don’t require a Database or pre-processors and they don’t require any complex server sided setup to get working. All you need is a web server that is set to serve a static folder. In the earlier days of the Internet, everything was static and had to be written because pre-processors […]

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Live tile for Jekyll

[Microsoft](h introduced live tile for websites for IE in Windows 8, which was improved even further in 8.1 and now it continues in Microsoft Edge for Windows which makes it a great feature to have, because all you have to do is pin the site to Start. The live tile does not anything special, all […]

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Adding meta description to Jekyll

Jekyll is a blog aware static website generator written in Ruby that uses Liquid for templating and Markdown or Textile for writing posts and pages. Jekyll also supports CSS pre-processors like SASS, LESS. Here is an uncomplicated way to add meta description to your Jekyll powered website. Meta description helps search engine bots display a […]

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Deploy Jekyll using FTP

Jekyll is a blog aware static website generator, Jekyll is mostly used for serving GitHub Pages, you can also run your Jekyll based website on shared hosting, VPS, PAAS and many other hosting platforms. Most hosting platforms do not offer Git to deploy. Most platforms offer FTP and SFTP and sometimes FTP is the only […]