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Welcome to The Basics of Jekyll crash course! In this course, we'll be covering the basics of Jekyll: what Jekyll is, how it works, what it is for, and how to get your first site started! Throughout this course, you will be quizzed based on the content in the various sections and be assigned optional labs you can do in your free time to test your knowledge. The labs will not be graded and are not included as a part of your final course grade, but you're heavily encouraged to complete them to the best of your ability!
Jekyll is an open-source static site generator. It creates web files from Markdown content, which will be explained later. Simply put, Jekyll takes Markdown files, which are used to create formatted content easily and without using HTML code, and generates web-safe files for use in a website. It does this by using a set scaffolding structure that defines the layout of a website and its pages and posts.
Jekyll sites are incredibly flexible! With enough elbow grease, you can take an empty Jekyll scaffold and create an entire personal blog in under a day, if you know what you're doing! Many companies and organizations use Jekyll for creating documentation sites, blogs, entire homepages, and much more! Jekyll can be used as little or as much as possible.
With Jekyll, it can run on a server and process changes as they come in, similar to what GitHub Pages does, or you can run it locally, generate the web files on your computer, and push those files to a server when needed. Either way, Jekyll's a great fit to any web development environment.
Nicholas Suski for the confetti code.
John Otander and Laurie Barth for the inspiration via their Compilers for Humans online course.
Alexander Fritsch (Loudar), Jesse Day, and Brendan Kirby for their assistance in testing the course.