Jennifer Galas: Personal Website is a personal website intended to showcase some of my recent projects and to give some insight into other aspects of my life. The two main sections are the blog and the portfolio. The blog gives me a place to host documentation of coding and other technology problems I’m working on, to follow the lives of my cacti and other succulents, and to make note of some of the weird and wonderful curiosities I come across in daily life.

The website is built with Jekyll static-site generator on Ruby, and hosted on Netlify via automatic deploy from Github. The design is a complete customization of a Gem-based theme. It is responsive, has an integrated JavaScript search feature, image galleries and lightbox viewer where applicable, dynamic maps, and syntax-highlighted code samples.

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Technologies used

  • Jekyll static site generator.
  • Gem-based Jekyll theme Minimal Mistakes.
  • Ruby development environment.
  • Netlify JAMstack hosting platform.
  • Leaflet mapping library.

Deployment method

  • Content creation via Markdown files.
  • Local development using Git repository.
  • Application and content versioned in Git repository, commits pushed to Github, and automatically built and served by Netlify.