Quick personal check-in: This past week, I’ve spent most of my morning free time either oversleeping or working on something other than what I said I would work on (I’m supposed to be working on my Learn to Code LA meetup website). Maybe the problem is that I don’t see a use for the meetup website just yet. And meanwhile, I’m frustrated with how this website is currently set up! I think that’s why the only thing I’ve been excited about recently was the idea of using some of Jekyll’s more advanced features. So I’m going to try a different strategy now and just roll with it. Let’s see if I make any more progress this week if I let curiosity be my guide.
Jekyll Link Dump:
- Video: Getting Started with Jekyll by Travis Neilson
- Beautiful Jekyll - How to Build a Site in Minutes by Dean Attali
- A good intro tutorial: Jekyll by Example by Andrew Munsell
- Jekyll Talk, the official discussion forum
- Crowd-sourced collection of Jekyll themes which is itself a Jekyll website
- Some free Jekyll themes by Michael Rose
- Two cool editors to use with Jekyll: Prose.io and CloudCannon
- Explain like I’m five: Jekyll collections by Ben Balter
- Jekyll Date Formatting Examples by Alan W. Smith
- Article on Advanced Jekyll Plugins & Features by Jake Johnson
- How to Create Data-Driven Navigation in Jekyll by Dale Tournemille
- Building a Style Guide with Jekyll by Michael Rose
- How To: WordPress to Jekyll by Paul Stamatiou
- Jekyll Breadcrumb Plugin for GitHub Pages
And here are a couple Jekyll projects that have inspired me:
- The Open Data Handbook – a beautiful Jekyll site that features a nice resource library and invites readers to contribute over GitHub!
- Tracking Everything I Read Online by Cliff Reeder – an interesting use of Jekyll data files and some other coding magic!
The next time I can sit down and work on stuff, I want to see how I can use some of Jekyll’s more advanced features to make this a better learning blog. I also have a lot of ideas for using Jekyll in my day job!