Keeping sharp with Jekyll for blogging

To keep my skills sharp, I have started a series a Friday experiments. This Friday, I decided to explore moving my personal site—which was moved to Drupal 7 last year off of a Wordpress installation—to a Jekyll installation with Github Pages integration.

Another key reason to test the Jekyll experience is that it has become a frequently used tool in creating headless Drupal installations. (Headless is something I am very keen to try at some point.)

To pull this together I used the following resources:

Instead of the default Poole layouts that Lande used, I decided to go with Hyde.

So far, I’m enjoying typing a post directly into markdown rather than a bloated WYSIWYG. We’ll see if that encourages me to write a bit more.