Introduction to Jekyll and Static-Site Generators

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This is a presentation about jekyll and static-site generators in general. It discusses various use cases that justifies the use of such a tool, in between choosing plain HTML and a database-powered CMS.

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Introduction to Jekyll and Static-Site Generators

  1. 1. Static-site Generators Jekyll to be specific…
  2. 2. Who am I? • Ruben Tan • VP of Engineering • OnApp KL • Super Awesome Hair
  3. 3. Static-site Generators HTML HTML SSG SSG MVC MVC Framework Framework Custom Custom Webapp Webapp CMS CMS Database Database
  4. 4. Markdown # Heading 1 <h1>Heading 1</h1> ## Heading 2 <h2>Heading 2</h2> ### Heading 3 <h3>Heading 3</h3> This with <p>This is a <strong>paragraph<strong> with an <em>underline</em></p> * * is an a **paragraph** _underline_ Bullet Bullet 1 2 <ul><li>Bullet 1</li> <li>Bullet 2</li></ul>
  5. 5. Demo Time!
  6. 6. Benefits of SSGs • Very very easy to kickstart • Comes with powerful templating features • Highly customizable • Very little need to dive into server-side code (PHP/Ruby/etc) • Can be used to prototype high-content websites
  7. 7. When to use SSG? 1. Markdown/textile works better than HTML 2. You need some form of simple templating 3. Your client doesn’t need to update content by themselves 4. You don’t need to perform complex data operations 5. You kind of don’t really like UI control panels
  8. 8. One more tool in your box
  9. 9. One more tool in your box

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