Owen Rumney

Software Engineer

Not too long ago I moved my website to a static page structure using Sandra.Snow.

At the time, I was aware that it was based on the idea of Jekyll with a Microsoft lilt using Nancy to generate the static files.

As a long time Microsoft user it made sense for me to use this approach rather than fighting with Windows to get a working installation of Ruby and the required dependencies.

Now, with my recent Windows to Linux transition I have the reverse problem. I can no long easily maintain my blog using Sandra.Snow so I’m looking to Jekyll as a solution.

The process of using git pages to host the website and the steps for managing the DNS required to get up and running with your own domain name pointing to it are both pretty straight forward. The detailed instructions on github and the jekyll website are enough to get going.