My recent project Geierlein just got a new, standalone homepage. For the last weeks there solely was a single page in the Taxbird blog dedicated to it. Since I consider Geierlein the successor of Taxbird, I felt it was way too hidden there.

The new page pulls it more into the light. I’ve kept it very short, just stating the key features, showing a single screenshot and always visible download links.

Since I wanted to host the page on Github, I gave Jekyll a try. Jekyll is a simple static site generator written in Ruby. It allows to write the page content in markdown syntax (among others). This content is then rendered to HTML and put into provided templates.

Github automatically does the rendering once the markdown code is pushed into the repository.