Using Bootstrap and Jekyll for static websites

Bootstrap quickstart

I wanted to build some small websites without using a PHP based CMS or blogging system and I didn’t wanted to care about the CSS either. I found some websites made with Bootstrap and gave it a try. The framework is easy to use and reduced my work to inserting some HTML to the template. For single pages, this was a perfect solution for my needs.

Building static websites with Jekyll

For some websites I wanted to have more than one page. I split the page into header, content and footer. This needed PHP again to merge the parts together. To allow hosting on smaller virtual machines, I didn’t wanted to use PHP. By googling I found Jekyll as a possible solution.

Jekyll is a generator for static websites, that can be used for blogs, too. Perhaps these links are helpful for others to start with jekyll, too.

I’m still doing my first steps with this system. It looks great, but I need to have a look at minor problems.