What's Jekyll?

Jekyll is a static site generator, an open source tool for creating simple yet powerful websites of all shapes and sizes. From the project’s readme:

Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory […] and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server. This is also the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host your project’s page or blog right here from GitHub.

This very blog you are reading this very article on is powered by Jekyll

It’s an immensely useful tool and one I encourage you to use.

Find out more by visiting the project on their GitHub page.