Jekyll is a static website generator that takes Markdown, Textile, HTML, or other formats and transforms them into a complete static website. The platform is extremely customizable and extensible.
While building a Jekyll website isn’t for everyone, it is a powerful platform that allows your website to perform great and be extremely secure. In fact, I run my own blog off of Jekyll, Amazon S3, and CloudFront. “Learning Jekyll By Example” walks you through this entire process, so if you’d like to learn how to setup your blog in the same fashion, this tutorial is for you.