Use Jekyll for your next site.
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Jekyll is a great blogging platform, but to make it really shine, you need to make some tweaks. We’ve made those tweaks, and we’ve done so in such a way as to avoid using plugins, so your site can easily be hosted on GitHub Pages.
Do you hate boring 404 pages? We do too! Jekyll Faces provides several built-in pages, or you can use those examples as a template to create your own.
If you want to collect and analyze insights about your visitors and how they use your site, enable analytics. Several vendors are supported. See which posts attract more traffic. Improve engagement. Target content.
If you’re thinking about writing a book (or several), it’s hard to beat markdown for writing your draft. Create a folder for your book, include a
summary.md file and a
cover.png file, then start writing chapters as separate markdown files. Jekyll Faces tracks your progress, updating word counts as you edit.
Do you work well with others? Jekyll Faces makes it easy to share the spotlight. List one, or one hundred, authors. Each gets their own markdown file with a bio.
So, you have a shiny, new open-source project and you want to tell the world about it? Good documentation is a key component to increase adoption and help others understand the guiding design decisions. Jekyll Faces makes organizing your documentation easy.
Jekyll Faces provides out-of-the-box support for a variety of web-based icon fonts, including Font Awesome, Glyphicons, and Foundation. We use GlyphSearch to identify the icons we would like to include, then add those glyphs to our pages.
If you’re building a static, client-side web application, we’ve got you covered. You’re busy building your app, don’t waste time adding features like blog posts, news items, and documentation scaffolding. Jekyll Faces makes it easy to add one or more web apps to your site.