James Smith

Building a better future out of code

Pushing Jekyll to breaking point

London Ruby User Group, 10 July 2017

Jekyll is a static web development tool, used by GitHub Pages. Most uses are pretty simple, but you can do a lot more complex things with it too. This talk explains how I’ve used git submodules, deeply nested JSON, CSV data, and other techniques to produce complex data-driven sites with rich output, all on GitHub Pages in vanilla Jekyll. It also explains why some of this is a really bad idea, and reveal the true horror of some of the code required!

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