Jekyll for Good
Earlier this year I challenged myself to start building websites (again), using Jekyll via Github Pages. Since January, I have published three sites:
- This site; migrating my design portfolio from Squarespace
- staceyandjohn.co.uk; a site for our acoustic duo
- thegreatfire.co.uk; a site for our band
Working on these projects reawakened a dormant passion for website design.
I want to learn more about Jekyll. I want to better understand how to use Liquid. By the end of the year I want to have published my own Jekyll template, rather than modifying other peoples.
Rather than needlessly experimenting on sites that I’ve already published, I decided that I needed to find some new challenges that I can apply myself to; a project I’m calling ‘Jekyll for Good’
Jekyll For Good
The premise is simple; identify good causes with no or nascent web presence, then spend a couple of weeks building them something (in my spare time). This is not a professional service - I just want to use my spare time and experience to support others. If anyone insists, I will ask them to make a donation to my chosen charity.
- Printers Playhouse; a local community arts hub that I’ve become increasingly involved with.
- Moar Guitars; a tiny independent luthier whose guitars I greatly admire
- The Tuesday Ohara Fund; a local charity that is very close to my heart