Since I’m hosting this site on GitHub Pages, it seemed sensible as a first step to get the blog aspect of the site running well using Jekyll.
First I needed to get Jekyll running locally. So I installed some software:
Then it was time to get Jekyll really moving. So from in the project folder:
Then modify the
Gemfile to use
github-pages gem instead of
jekyll. I also
commented out the theme gem because I want to start from scratch with my CSS.
Then time to update the gems and try things out.
Open a browser pointed at
http://127.0.0.1:4000 and make sure it looks like anything at all.
Now it’s time to take full control of the template process. Create a
_layouts folder with
default.html file inside. My initial default layout is pretty sparse for now:
Then I borrowed a little CSS from existing Jekyll themes to make the code snippets on this page actually halfway readable… and I think that’s the bulk of what I needed to do to Jekyll-ify the site.
Now that the site is at a bare minimum useful state for blogging I can start working on my first game, Formula X.