Setting up my first Jekyll site
I’ve begun to migrate my portfolio and blog from Squarespace to Jekyll, via Github Pages.
This isn’t my first rodeo - I’ve used Jekyll before, so setting up Jekyll was easy enough. I was also able to install and customise a new theme with relative ease.
Ambitions & Objectives
I made the decision to use this blog to test my design and web development skills as I continue to further my education in these areas through 2020.
- Simple styling; can I build a theme that focuses on ease-of-use and accessibility, while still acheiving the aesthetic I want?
- Helpful features; can I build upon the simple theme by integrating plugins, such as search?
- SEO optimisations; can I build a site that generates inbound traffic by optimising blog posts for SEO?
There is no set timeframe for this project, but I will approach the set up in the following order:
Set up Jekyll
Install a custom theme
Set up / transfer blog content
Create a page template for portfolio projects
Build-out pages for portfolio projects
- Integrate site-search