Moving from Wordpress to Jekyll and Github
The web server where my blog was hosted seemed to slow down by the day, and I’m looking for ways to move some stuff out of the way. I had heard of github pages, that allow one to host a static site for free, on a url like http://jfoucher.github.com. Git hub recently added the abilily to do a CNAME (kind of a DNS reidrect) from a custom domain name to a gituhub page.
The last element that decided me in favor of this setup is jekyll, a static site generator written in ruby. You write your posts in markdown, type “jekyll” on the command line, and your site is generated in a few seconds.
Afterwards, just commit and push to github, and voilà, your site is live!