Jekyll plugins for categories, projects and sitemaps

2013-03-28 Update : These plugins are now hosted on GitHub I’ve finally gotten around to cleaning up and releasing the source for a couple of the Jekyll plugins used to build this site. You can find them all on the Jekyll Plugins project page, or browse the source. As always, if you come across any problems please create a ticket and we’ll try to get it fixed as soon as possible. Enjoy! ...

December 8, 2010 · 2 min · Dave Perrett

Static blogging the Jekyll way

In building the new site, I decided to take the opportunity to try out something new. I’ve been using WordPress to power my blog for about 5 years, and while it has served me well, I wanted to try out something different. The main criteria for choosing a new blogging platform were : It should serve true static pages, with no need for server-side processing. It should be easy to store the entire site in Git. It should support the concept of layouts - I wanted to have a single ‘template’ file that blog posts could easily inherit from. It should support MarkDown or Textile for formatting posts, since I want to keep away from posting raw HTML as much as possible. It should support comments. I should be able to deploy updates to the site with a single command. By patching together a few different open-source technologies, I’ve been able to achieve the above and more. ...

October 12, 2010 · 9 min · Dave Perrett

Integrating Jekyll with FeedBurner

It’s relatively easy to get the feed for your Jekyll site running on FeedBurner. Firstly, you need to choose a subdirectory to host your feed on. Calling it feed seems to be a fairly popular choice, so I decided to follow the crowd. Create a folder called feed at the base of your Jekyll site, and create an index.xmlfile inside with the following contents (obviously swapping the references to Recursive for your own site details) : ...

September 14, 2010 · 3 min · Dave Perrett