Initially, I had to design a website for a friend. It was supposed to have all the details of her company, contact information and frequent updating of tournament results. It is actually a website for on-line chess coaching business. I created a website using Adobe Muse - which is a non-coders best friend. It was all good but I had a problem hosting it. I tried a free service called vlexo. It was good for a free service but it asked us to put a link back to their website on my website. And also, the response time was not so good. I was looking for an alternative since then.
Meanwhile, I used to see many .io website links in google search results which are strange for me back then. Once I open such links, I always used to find a minimal, aesthetically pleasing, and content oriented website.
I was curious to know how they did it. After some research, I found out that they are hosted on Github Pages and are using Jekyll CMS. So I chose Github Pages (which is free) to host my website. It was all good but when it came to forms, I did not know how to make a form for static website. As a business, we had new parents contacting us through the form on our website asking about the details. Since forms did not work on Github, I moved that site to WordPress.
It is still in WordPress - inapurichessworld
But by this time I had a good hang of Github Pages and Jekyll. So I started hosting my websites on it. I had realized (very late) that web designing is my passion. I kept on learning more html5, css and js. I never thought I can make it a business but I fully enjoyed making modern websites.
I have named it webjeda. Web means the world wide web and jeda means spider in my mother tongue.
Learning was always there. Even today I have something to learn every other day. I have seen people struggling to figure out how Github works. Maybe because it didn’t have easy-to-understand documents.
I have learned (learning ) Github through many tutorials and documentation. I used Github for my personal projects. I have started making video lessons on Github Pages. I will tell you all about it in the next post.
This article is written by sharath.dt Follow him @webjeda.