After many years of ignoring my website and at the same time trying to find a toolset that will help me with a project I had in mind for 2018, I decided to spend the weekend doing simple research on static websites. I have read up on Jekyll in the past and new that GitHub Pages was something that was starting to catch on, but did not realize how simple it is to stand up a site.
I spent maybe 4 hours trying to stand up my site and here is what I came up with. The skin was purchased on ThemeForest which happened to be called Steve. Can’t be more perfect! Was able to simply migrate my previous posts, not that many so it wasn’t much of a chore. And presto, new website and a minor change in DNS has everything moved over without any issues.
I will try to post at least one time a month if not more than that, so will try to make this a priority.
Anyway, I highly recommend this approach and think many developers will find this easy to work with and easy to maintain. The development environment is familiar and who really cares if the source control is open to the world to see.