It has been almost six months since I purchased the domain jes.ph – well, I can’t resist since it is on sale!
After few months of telling myself to work on my own website and few futile attempts, I decided to spare some time yesterday to finally build this.
So why Jekyll?
Because it’s cool!
Aside from that, all I have in hand is a domain purchased on GoDaddy and a GitHub account.
What I need for a website is a platform that mainly:
- gives me global presence as a frontend Engineer
- provides space for me to write about anything – technology, dogs, modern calligraphy, etc.
However, this is not my first website using Jekyll. Early last year, a friend of mine asked me to create a website for her volunteer works on a small town in Bohol – and she only got a domain.. again.. just.. like.. me.. Wordpress would be nice for that project but that would be an overkill since this site requires only initial setup for contents and few posts once in a while.
I have been publishing websites using gh-pages for some jQuery plugins I created on GitHub. Though gh-pages is not enough since one of our spec is creating posts once in a while. And I don’t plan to manually create the pages.. duh!
After few readings and “stockoverflowing”, I managed to build bigsmilesforthelittleones for her.
So now for my website, I am quite sure of what I wanted and what I needed.
- Purchased on GoDaddy (jes.ph)