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Brian Park
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Blogging with Jekyll

07 Jun 2013

I've been meaning to setup Jekyll static blog for a long time and finally got it working. Since Amazon started supporting static websites on Amazon S3 at the root domain, I decided to take advantage of its massively scaleable infrastructure.

Setting it up was super quick and easy:

~ $ gem install jekyll
~ $ jekyll new myBlog
~ $ cd myBlog
~/myBlog $ jekyll build
# Your static blog is ready at `_site` directory

Locally, I use a super simple http-server built on NodeJs, serve.

~/myBlog $ cd _site
~/myBlog/_site $ serve
# Your static blog is served at http://localhost:3000

In order to serve your static blog off of Amazon S3, I use jekyll-s3. Setting it up using jekyll-s3 took less than 5 minutes.

It's now time for me to design my blog =)

Check out the Jekyll docs for more information on how to get the most out of Jekyll. Happy blogging!

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