Posts Tagged ‘websites’

Simple web sites with GitHub Pages

5 Apr 2014

If you love git and GitHub, you’ll also love GitHub Pages, for producing websites using Markdown and git: you write pages in Markdown within a gh-pages branch in a git repository; when you push to GitHub, a corresponding site is automatically constructed.


Department websites

11 Sep 2013

I was thinking about department websites, partly because my own department’s website is terrible, and recently a colleague asked me whether I could suggest some good department sites.

I’ll describe the basic principles for a good department website, and then I’ll comment on a number of examples.

But first: No discussion of academic web pages is complete without referring to the xkcd comic on University websites, so let’s start with that:

xkcd comic: University Websites