Using GitHub and GitHub Pages

My first blogpost

Published:

I will actively use my new GitHub account in the near future. In addition I will try to publish a new blogpost now and then on this site.

These lines are written in Markdown syntax, generated by Jekyll and published via GitHub Pages.

This blogpost describes the steps to set up GitHub Pages for an user or an organization.

  1. Create a new GitHub repository named [USERNAME].github.com, e.g. if the GitHub username is FlorianWolters, the name of the repository has to be florianwolters.github.com.
  2. (optional but recommended) Install Jekyll on your local computer to test your GitHub Pages before commiting them. Jekyll requires an installed Ruby environment installed on your local computer.
  3. Create a layout and content in your favourite Markdown syntax (see the Jekyll documentation for further information).
  4. Add a .gitignore file that ignores the _site directory that is created by Jekyll.
  5. Commit all files of the site into the master branch of the GitHub repository [USERNAME].github.com.
  6. Push the commit to the GitHub repository.

Another blogpost will follow soon, after the release of my first component for the dynamic scripting language PHP.