Move to Jekyll

Posted by Gerben Jacobs on August 19, 2015 in tech

So I moved my site to Jekyll and Github Pages.
The reason was that I wanted to get rid of my hosted VPS solution which I didn’t use at all. I had great plans of making lots of small websites, but that never really plannd out.

I also wanted to get rid of the 500ms pageloads of Wordpress (yes, I’m sure you can make that better). All I need for my blog is a static website. I plan to do comments with Disqus.

I looked briefly at other static site generators, but the fact that Jekyll comes free with Github (git push-ing your entire folder is lovely) and that for your personal site you don’t require the gh-pages branch all made it a relative easy candidate to pick.