What tools do you use to build your website?
I’ve started my website project in Aug-2018. A variety of tools and software are used to build this website.
Tools & Softwares
- HPZ440 workstation: from my research lab
When it comes to switch between IDE, google chrome with a lot of opened tabs, GitKraken and anything else opened, one seriously need a beefy system. Fortunately this mighty beast will serves me till I’m a student here.
- Jekyll: static website generator that converts some bunch of text in markdown to a set of files1.
- Visual Studio Code: IDE2 for coding and markdown editing
- GitKraken: cross-platform, efficient, elegant and reliable git client
- ShareX: screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool
Jekyll plugins, I’m using
- jekyll-sitemap: silently generates a sitemaps.org compliant sitemap.
- jemoji: adds GitHub-flavored emoji to Jekyll with the use of Liquid tags.
- jekyll-seo-tag: adds metadata tags for search engines and social networks to better index and display site content.
- jekyll-paginate-v2: pagination replacement for the old official Jekyll paginate plugin.
If you’re really interested in the specifics of how the site is built I’ve made its source available on GitHub for anyone to fork and download.
Scripts and jQuery plugins
- BigFoot.js: jQuery plugin for displaying footnotes inline.
- Lity: lightweight, accessible, and responsive lightbox plugin.
- SVG for Everybody: external spritemaps support.