Introducing Jekyll Now

July, 2014

Jekyll is a static site generator that’s perfect for GitHub hosted blogs. (it powers this blog!)

Jekyll Now makes it easier to create a Jekyll blog, by eliminating a lot of the up front setup.

Jekyll Now Theme Screenshot

  • You don’t need to touch the command line
  • You don’t need to install/configure ruby, rvm/rbenv, ruby gems
  • You don’t need to install runtime dependancies like markdown processors, Pygments, etc
  • It’s easy to try out, you can just delete your forked repository if you don’t like it
  • In a few minutes you’ll be set up with a minimal, responsive blog just like this one—giving you more time to spend on making your blog awesome!

Create a blog in 30 seconds

Initial setup of Jekyll Now

Jekyll Now Features

Command-line free fork-first workflow, using to create, customize and post to your blog
✓ Fully responsive and mobile optimized base theme
✓ Sass/Coffeescript support using Jekyll 2.0
✓ Free hosting on your GitHub Pages user site
✓ Markdown blogging
✓ Syntax highlighting
✓ Disqus commenting
✓ Google Analytics integration
✓ SVG social icons for your footer
✓ 3 http requests, including your avatar

✘ No installing dependancies
✘ No need to set up local development
✘ No configuring plugins
✘ No need to spend time on theming
✘ More time to code other things … wait ✓!

Quick Start walkthrough on the Jekyll Now GitHub repository.