When I recently started using Gulp and Gulp-Uncss in my Jekyll projects, my regeneration time went from less than 2 seconds to anywhere from 30-60 seconds. That was for any edit; small or large. So I looked at the “node_modules” folder that NPM created when I installed Gulp to the project, and it had over 5k of files. No wonder it was taking so long,... [Read More]

This is part 2 of my guide on creating a blog using Jekyll. Click here to read part 1. We left off with creating your site pages using defined layouts. Now I’m going to get into the real fun stuff with variables that will make your blog dynamic without the use of database! By now you should have the basic structure of your site: main... [Read More]

I’m going to go through the steps for creating a site and blog using Jekyll. Jekyll is a static site generator that will convert markdown files and partials into a working website. See my previous post on how to install Jekyll if you havent already. http://eric-price.net/blog/jekyll-osx/ Github pages has Jekyll built-in, so you can host your site on Github for free like this one! Another... [Read More]

Install Jekyll on OSX

If you’re not familiar with Jekyll, it’s a parsing engine that takes partial html files, text and markdown files and converts them into a working website. The great thing about Jekyll is you can create a dynamic blog using only static files without a need for database. One big plus is being able to host a site on Github for free. Jekyll is built-in to... [Read More]