Creating My Github Pages Blog With Octopress
Hi there, let me introduce myself. I am Rendy, currently working at Human Network Labs. We help connect me, you and everything around us with my precise positioning technology. Ever since Github introduced Pages, I wanted to start my product management and technology blog. Today I finally found some time to work on it.
One of the ways to create Github Pages is to use Jekyll, a static site generator that generates a static version of the blog. Instead of using a dynamic scripting language (such as PHP, Python) that renders your blog posts as you load the website. Jekyll generate an html only version of your site.
Since I am new to Jekyll, I did a quick search for ways to get started and I found Octopress a blogging framework for Github Pages! Very well documented, following the instructions are a breeze except for one problem during bundle install.
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To get started with Octopress, you need to install Git and Ruby. If you are not a Ruby programmer I will recommed the light-weight and more flexible rbenv instead of RVM.
This is how a blog post look like in Jekyll:
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To conclude a day’s work. I highly recommend all programmers who have interest to showcare their work to be on Github Pages.