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GitHub Pages: A Love Story

The static web has made a comeback in recent years and I think that some of the credit should go to GitHub Pages. The feeling of being able to concentrate on writing without having to worry about configuration or content management is a blissful one. This site requires some overhead of course: the static site generator Jekyll has been a pleasure to set up. Jekyll is written in Ruby so it’s easily entensible, and you can have a blog up and running with just one configuration file (and some posts of course).

I used Bootstrap for the layout and general design of this site, with the Twitter and GitHub logos in the bottom right serving as my biggest personal additions. Combining these three technologies strikes a great balance of control and automation for me. It’s nice to finally have a place to call my own on the web.