Create a Website

Use Jekyll, a popular static site generator, to quickly create a functional, customizable website.

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Create a Static Website Using Jekyll
Lesson 1 of 1
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    In this course, you'll learn how to deploy a static site to the Internet. What exactly do we mean by deploy, or deploying? Deploying means making content or software accessible and availabl...

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    The focus of this course will be on the process of deploying a website, not on actually creating a website. We'll use a popular tool known as Jekyll to quickly generate a website. This will help...

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    Before we can generate a website, we must install Jekyll. Jekyll is a Ruby gem (also known as a RubyGem ) and can be installed from the command line. Don't worry, knowledge of Ruby is not requi...

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    Great! Now that Jekyll is installed, let's generate your website. To do so, we'll use Jekyll's [...] command and specify a directory name. The directory will contain all of your site's default c...

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    Want to see what your site currently looks like? You can use Jekyll to view your site locally. On the web, a server hosts your site's files and makes your website available for everyone to see. ...

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    The website that Jekyll generates differs from a website that you'd create on your own. It offers a standard directory structure, as well as components that help speed up development. It's importa...

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    Great work! Let's review what you accomplished in this unit: 1. Installed Jekyll 2. Used Jekyll to generate a static site 3. Started a local server to view your site Why was this important? The c...

Create a Website

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