This is mostly here to prevent emptiness, but also to promote Jekyll. It’s a relatively no-hassle system that gives you a simple static website, but also supports adding blog-like posts for the occasional writing you may have.

Reasons why you may choose Jekyll as a busy academic:

  • Hosting support from github pages,
  • Easy support for code highlighting,
  • Write in markdown,
  • Built with git in mind, so adding a post is as easy as adding a file and pushing – no databases to set up.
  • Out of the box support for sass, a variable language for CSS.
  • Basic templating support, so your inner programmer doesn’t die at the thought of copying code around.
  • Just static files, good old HTML and CSS, no framework mumbo-jumbo to learn!