Jekyll describes itself as a 'Blog aware static website generator'. It is written in the Ruby programming language and is a very powerful tool that creates static websites. The Jekyll Academic theme and getting started guide is limited in its use of Jekyll features. We recommend visiting https://jekyllrb.com/ to learn more about all of the features of Jekyll.
Jekyll Academic is largely based on the Minimal Mistakes Jekyll theme developed by Michael Rose. This theme is highly customizable, responsive and completely free to use and modify. To learn more about the theme, as well as more in depth editing instructions please visit the Minimal Mistakes Getting Started Guide.
Markdown is a lightweight yet powerful text markup language developed by John Gruber. To learn more about how to use Markdown please visit the Markdown Tutorial on his website.
GitHub Pages provides a free hosting platform for personal or project websites. It is tightly integrated with Jekyll to provide a seamless hosting solution for Jekyll based websites.