After running this blog with Jekyll and github-pages for over two years, I ran into Scroll and fell in love with the newspaper-y style and minimalist setup, so I wanted to try it out.
Scroll is a easy to install as
npm install -g scroll-cli
git clone https://github.com/breck7/scroll cd scroll npm install -g .
and then running
scroll init inside the blog directory. After that I converted all posts to
.scroll files and pushed them to a separate branch.
For local rendering, it’s now
scroll watch instead of
jekyll -s, though you can also run
scroll build and open the
.html files in your browser directly.
Comparing the Jekyll design to Scroll
It gives the site a different feel, but while I do really like the look of it I’m sticking with the Jekyll version for now, mostly for the Markdown and out of the box analytics support.