Jekyll is one of the oldest and best-known Ruby-based static page generators released back in 2009. It is extremely popular due to the fact that it is a Github Pages engine that is eagerly used by developers around the world. It doesn't use a database and PHP like the most popular traditional CMSs, and all content is placed on self-built templates used repeatedly on the site. The easiest way to get started with the generator is to publish content on a site built with it using Netlify technology.


Jekyll speed and security

Using the Jeckyll static page generator provides our site with fast loading speed and a high level of security as opposed to dynamic sites. Therefore, it is ideal for small site projects where content will rarely change. Static sites based n HTML use documents written in Markdown or Textfile syntax, and the tool uses Liquid tags, elements and templates, which in turn define the code and layout of the entire site. Templates use variables, which, when called appropriately, define various types of content and, for example: the page title. Graphics and CSS code, in turn, are stored as non-parsed files, thus reducing the list of requests, which in turn determines the performance of such a site. The generator supports Linux, Unix and macOS, but there is still no support for Windows.


Jeckyll is heavily promoted by Github itself and achieves high marks in Netlify rankings. Many developers are increasingly eager to use this very static page generator due to its simplicity and stability - although it is small it is very powerful - and most importantly due to the performance of the entire site based on it.

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