Wikimaps Atlas website goes live by planemad

March 25, 2014

After some deliberation on wether to have a wordpress blog, we decided to stick with pushing all our code and documentation to one place for easier management and simplicity - Github Pages. For those not aware, Github can host and serve a static website using the jekyll static blog engine.

It requires a bit of documentation reading to understand how the different pieces work together, but for the terminally brave, this is but a minor skirmish. Here is the list of resources used to get our site running from scratch in a few hours:

For really advanced users who would like to use the slim templating system, sass and an asset pipeline along with jekyll, check out this tutorial by Jason Fox. We will probably get here as our site gets more complex in the future.