[Talk-GB] UKOSM - technical aspects

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 06:56:48 UTC 2016

+1 what Paul said
On Mon, 11 Jan 2016 at 06:35, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On 1/10/2016 1:47 PM, Harry Wood wrote:
> For an OSMUK website you mean? I have a few ideas about that, and would like to be involved.
> Certainly I'd like to see something done in an openly editable way so it's not too much of a centralised "request changes from the chief" situation. Code in github is a great way to help with that. Maybe **content** in github too, if we use some file-based system. Although I have some whacky wiki content syndication ideas too.
> I've just set up an osmuk organisation on github as a placeholder for this stuff:
> https://github.com/osmuk
> I strongly recommend some kind of static page generator, e.g. Jekyll.
> Initially you're unlikely to need anything else, and maintenance is
> substantially easier than dynamic options.
> You may later need something involving server-side programming, but no
> website yet, you should try to get off the ground quickly and leave more
> complicated features until later.
> Jekyll also has the advantage that you can use GitHub pages for hosting if
> you want. It's not always the best option, but if it does work it's one of
> the lowest maintenance ones.
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