Trying out Jekyll static site generator

Jekyll site generator series

Jekyll site generator series

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In this video I set out to make use of Jekyll static site generator. I had first read about this static site generator many months ago. I didn't quite have a use for it because all of my sites up to that point had already been made using Python's micro framework Flask; but yesterday I had this idea for one of my personal pages, cisko3000.com. This personal music page of mine is basically just an .html file on my server. I didn't really want to deploy a whole app to extend the site's functionality with blog features. Instead of going the usual route and setting up an app to serve a more featured website. I decided to make use of Jekyll.

Here is the video and how it went. Time flew by real quick. I only paused the video to wait for some of the installation steps to complete. In the end I was very surprised that it almost took me an hour. In my head, it felt more like 20 minutes. This time perception points out a problem some of us developers and programmers have, which is underestimating the amount of time it will take to do something.

To my defense, I wasn't just installing Jekyll and putting the default website up. I went through the original .html file and, you could say "retrofitted", it into the Jekyll structure. I also learned about some of Jekyll's concepts, like "front matter", "includes", and "layouts". Pretty neat stuff. I will definitely use Jekyll for my next static site projects. I regret that it took me this long to give it a shot and I recommend it to anybody who's got experience with HTML but does not want to deal with setting up a content management system just to set up a basic site with some blogging features.

Links: The Jekyll homepage https://jekyllrb.com/


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Why Video Content?

A new frontier


The web revolution of the early 2000s happened. Web technology came and stayed. Now it is up to us to use that technology.

Many people learned the skills to take part in the innovation that the web brought about; coders, designers, programmers, engineers. The platforms were built, then people signed up for them.

Facebook, instagram, YouTube, twitter...etc. I believe there is a new frontier and that the trend now is attention capture. Pioneers of tech, scaling engineers, problem solvers, they all now have a new opportunity that tests audience engagement skills. And this opportunity is not only limited to them that know the technology, it is basically out there for anyone that has something valuable to offer.

Is your business making good use of social media platforms? Do you believe your business will grow without engaging its potential customers / clients? Smarter than you or not, there is always someone out there working harder than you and people browsing instagram and youtube wont ever know you exist if you don't have video content.

If you would like to more information on developing an online web presence please reach out to me through my contact page.


Why Video Content?

A new frontier


The web revolution of the early 2000s happened. Web technology came and stayed. Now it is up to us to use that technology.

Many people learned the skills to take part in the innovation that the web brought about; coders, designers, programmers, engineers. The platforms were built, then people signed up for them.

Facebook, instagram, YouTube, twitter...etc. I believe there is a new frontier and that the trend now is attention capture. Pioneers of tech, scaling engineers, problem solvers, they all now have a new opportunity that tests audience engagement skills. And this opportunity is not only limited to them that know the technology, it is basically out there for anyone that has something valuable to offer.

Is your business making good use of social media platforms? Do you believe your business will grow without engaging its potential customers / clients? Smarter than you or not, there is always someone out there working harder than you and people browsing instagram and youtube wont ever know you exist if you don't have video content.

If you would like to more information on developing an online web presence please reach out to me through my contact page.


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Los Angeles Coder uses powerful open source technologies to develop modern websites and mobile apps. All projects are personally managed and developed by industry expert Francisco Barcena.