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Digital Scholarship Working Group: Jekyll Tutorial

Digital Scholarship Working Group: Jekyll Tutorial

Jekyll is a great cheap (free) alternative to bloated CMS software like Drupal and Wordpress for creating and serving uncomplicated websites (especially project sites, personal sites, etc). Once installed, Jekyll transforms text files (written and edited in markdown) into template-based static HTML sites. Jekyll sites don’t rely on a database, so they are very quick and stable. Jekyll sites can be hosted for free on Github. This workshop will introduce attendees to a kit of free software for getting started with Jekyll as well as step-by-step instructions for deploying a starter site.

Please bring your own laptop. If you do not have a laptop, please contact wmann@gmu.edu.

Please take care of the following before the workshop.

1) Create an account on GitHub:
https://github.com/join?source=experiment-header-control-home

2) Confirm account, using the initial email they send you

3) Download & Print Out Markdown Syntax Cheatsheet:
https://guides.github.com/pdfs/markdown-cheatsheet-online.pdf

4) Download & Install Mark Text: https://marktext.github.io/website/

Date:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:
2701A Fenwick Library, Digital Scholarship Center
Campus:
Fairfax Campus
Categories:
  Digital Scholarship  
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