If you know me personally, you know that aside from being a huge data nerd, I am totally crazy about my fiancee, Shoshana. Thus I’m SO happy that I get to build a wedding website for us from scratch.
In order to not have to learn a totally new technology, I set it up as a github project page with a custom URL. A couple of interesting things I’ve learned:
* When you’re setting up a website via github pages with a project page, it’s still really easy! On namecheap.com (my preferred domain server), you just set 2
A name records, one each to
188.8.131.52 and one
CNAME record to your main github pages site
username.github.io. Then, create a file called
CNAME in the repo that includes just the registered domain. Really easy! Wait 5-10 minutes for DNS servers to refresh and you’re good to go!
My namecheap.com setup
The setup in
- Setting up a subdomain is really easy. Say I wanted to create a section of my website for the bachelor party available at
shoshandalex.fun/bachelor. This is as easy as copying my
bachelor.htmland editing that file to serve whatever I want on the bachelor party page. Makes it really easy to house different content on the sub-pages with consistent style. It’s cool when tools are well designed!
- Doing RSVP forms in Jekyll isn’t totally trivial. Still working on getting that set up…