Hi! This is my attempt to create a blog and portfolio site using Jekyll with hosting provided by GitHub Pages. Doing things this way rather than the WYSIWYG way appeals to my inner coder; I have as much control as I want, rather than being restricted by the finicky interfaces provided by Weebly or WordPress or Blogger or any one of the many different free, easy-to-use blogging/site-creation options I’ve tried over the years. It might be trickier, but really there’s nothing I can’t get used to, and it’s good experience for someone who’s never really done any web development before. I’m using Poole as my starting point, following the example of this guy.
There’s some things I want to get set up and working:
- Disqus comments
- Google Analytics
- Hook up the domain name I registered with this site
Then I want to fiddle with the theme a lot until it suits my tastes. Keep it clean and simple, but give it a bit more flavour.
Also, portfolio things. I’m not sure what that will look like, maybe a page for each project, linked to from a ‘Portfolio’ page? I guess I’ll just make it up as I go along!