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Jekyll Setup

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There is one rather important thing missing from the otherwise excellent jekyll gh-pages tutorial on github.

You could almost fork any jekyll gh-pages theme and it would run out of the box, but for two things:

  1. You have to push an initial commit to the gh-pages branch in order to get github to build the page.
  2. For a project page, (as opposed to a user page), if you want the css stylings to appear (a big part of the appeal of jekyll) you have to edit the baseurl variable in _config.yml to be the project’s name, ex: baseurl: "/projectname". Note the leading / but no trailing one.
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