A couple of weeks ago I built a website for One to Watch using GitHub Pages. It’s incredibly simple to do: just create a website — either static or Jekyll generated — within a branch of your existing GitHub repo called
gh-pages. It’s automatically published for you as soon as you push the branch to GitHub. Obviously as it’s hosted by GitHub it’s very fast to load. Even better, there’s no extra cost to using your own domain.
I used hover.com for the domain name, which was also really easy to get working with GitHub’s servers by adding a single file to the site’s git branch.
I was blown over by how quick the site was to set up. Just a day’s work, virtually all of which was spent actually building the site. I’m sure this stuff used to be tougher, and I’m glad it’s not any more.