Goodbye WordPress, Hello Jekyll
Reasons for switching to Jekyll
- Speed – (Because Jekyll is static HTML files, the speed is top-notch)
- Easier backup — (Just flat files, so a simple copy will do)
- Flexibility – (I better understand HTML and CSS, than PHP which WordPress is built with, so easier for me to modify)
- Back to basics – (Remove all the extra features/bloat from a WordPress driven site)
- Wanting to try something new
Inspiration and resources
The Jekyll setup I am using is primarily based on Jekyll Now, although I have modified a bit. I have modified the navigation bar, to be placed between two lines and I have also split the navigation bar in two, floating left and right.
I am using the Jekyll-Lunr-JS-Search project for my search page.
For “Continue reading” links, I am using this spilt filter technique by Michael “Mikey” Gee.
I am also using a Image.html file in my _includes folder, for centering images in my blogpost and also added a small shadow to them.
The source code for this blog is available on GitHub: https://github.com/hazenet/hazenetdk