What is Jekyll?
Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
Jekyll is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Why developers like Jekyll
Github pages integration
It's slick, customisable and hackerish
Easy to deploy
Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
Gitlab pages integration
Best for blogging
Easy to integrate localization