I’ve been looking around for blog engines since this summer. I don’t like wordpress. Tumblr is a nice platform but too “social” and biased towards image sharing. This Github Pages thing thrilled me for a while and finally I got some time to try it out!

I love having just a bunch of static files sitting in some directories. I can edit from any system, using any editor available, and have drafts and changes… living in another branch because it simply a Git repo.

The engine itself is called Jekyll. AFAIU it wraps a templating engine which compiles markdown files to static HTML pages. Bells and whistles can be added like they are source files. Simply awesome.

Let’s get started

Nice and free theme installed. Content is coming!