Generator Jekyllrb

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Generator Jekyllrb

Supercharge Jekyll development with Yeoman. Yo, Jekyllrb!


Generator-jekyllrb is a tool that combines the Jekyll static site generator with the Yeoman development workflow. It allows users to scaffold their site with Yo, manage front-end packages with Bower, and automate development and build tasks with Grunt. This tool is useful for building performant static sites and prototyping dynamic sites and apps. It also serves as a great introduction to Yeoman for those unfamiliar with JavaScript MV* frameworks.


  • Option to choose between Compass, Sass, or vanilla CSS during setup
  • Option to choose between CoffeeScript or vanilla JavaScript during setup
  • Automatic CSS vendor prefixing with Autoprefixer
  • Default Jekyll or HTML5 Boilerplate templates
  • Common Jekyll configuration options
  • Built-in preview server with BrowserSync
  • Automatic Jekyll and preprocessor compiling
  • Code quality checks with Jshint and/or CoffeeLint, CssLint, and jekyll doctor
  • Automatic build process including concatenation, image optimization, CSS and HTML minification, JS uglification, and asset revving for cache busting


To install generator-jekyllrb, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have Node.js >= 0.10 and Ruby >= 1.9 installed on your system.
  2. Open your command line interface and run the following command: npm install -g generator-jekyllrb
  3. Once installation is complete, run the command: yo jekyllrb


Generator-jekyllrb is a useful tool for developers who want to enhance their Jekyll development process using the Yeoman workflow. With features like automatic preprocessing, code quality checks, and an optimized build process, it helps streamline the development and deployment of static sites. Additionally, its integration with Bower and Grunt allows for better management of front-end packages and automation of various tasks. Overall, Generator-jekyllrb is a powerful tool for both beginners and experienced developers working with Jekyll.


Jekyll is a static site generator written in Ruby that allows you to create simple, fast, and secure websites without the need for a database.


SCSS is a preprocessor scripting language that extends the capabilities of CSS by adding features such as variables, nesting, and mixins. It allows developers to write more efficient and maintainable CSS code, and helps to streamline the development process by reducing repetition and increasing reusability.