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Create a Static Website Using Jekyll

Generate a Static Site

Great! Now that Jekyll is installed, let's generate your website.

To do so, we'll use Jekyll's new command and specify a directory name. The directory will contain all of your site's default content that can be customized later.

For example, to generate a website in a directory called my-portfolio-site, we can type:

jekyll new my-portfolio-site

The command will create a directory called my-portfolio-site and fill it with Jekyll's site content.

Note: We'll use the directory name my-portfolio-site in examples throughout the course. Don't worry about the details of the directory structure just yet, we'll give an overview in the upcoming exercises.

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