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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to this Tuts+ course on building static websites with Jekyll. My name’s Guy Routledge and in this course we’re going to learn all about the Jekyll static site generator and build a whole website together from scratch.

Throughout this course we’ll be creating a web designer’s portfolio theme. This will feature blog posts—each with custom data, tags and categories—as well as examples of our work and a couple of pages where we can show off our skills and tell potential clients all about who we are and what we do.

We’ll cover a number of different web technologies throughout this course, including:

  • Jekyll (of course)
  • Markdown for writing our blog posts
  • Liquid for building the page templates
  • Sass for styling
  • git for version control and deploying our completed site to GitHub pages for free hosting