Readme for the Website


The website is hosted using Github Pages and built using Jekyll. The files that make up the website are contained within the docs folder (as Github Pages requires) within the master branch. You’ll find more details about how they are organized and their purpose below.

├── site                      > Contains MD files that need to go under the base website
│   └── **.md
├── kb                        > Contains MD files for the documentation section of the website
│   ├── img
│   │   └── **.png            > images required for documentation
│   └── **.md                 > All the MDs that make up the documentation
├── assets                    > Contains JS, CSS, IMGs for the site
│   ├── js
│   ├── img
│   └── css
├── index.html                > Website Landing page
├──               *** You are here
├── _config.yml               > Site wide configuration and variables
└── Gemfile                   > Plugins required for the website to be built by Jekyll

In order for Jekyll to process the MD files and render them as html, you’ll need to add the below to the beginning of the each MD file.

layout: resources             # choose between default, docs, page or resources
title: Additional Resources   # provide the title for the web page
description: Update this      # this shows up in the Website description
permalink: /resources         # this is the short link for the page, if empty the relative path of the md file is used
#other yaml data that can be referenced within the page

Other Key Files and Folders

  • _data/default.yml: YAML content that drives the side-nav bar for the documentation
  • _data/resources.yml: YAML content for the videos, links and external references contained in the resources page
  • _data/team.yml: YAML data of the core team for the landing page
  • _functions: folder that contains all the featured functions showcased on the landing page
  • _usecases: folder that contains all the use cases showcased on the landing page
  • _includes all the reusable html components referenced with the layouts
  • _layouts: all the various layouts available to be used within the site
    • docs - use this for layout for the docs
    • page - use this for the pages that needs to go on the base site
    • resources - specifically designed for the resources page

Run the website locally

To validate changes to any file/folder to the website, please verify them locally before you push to the repo.


Build and View Documentation

Step 1 - Change into the docs directory

Step 2 - Run the following command to start the Jekyll Docker container image and begin serving the documentation:


docker run --rm \
  --volume="$PWD:/srv/jekyll" \
  --publish 4000:4000 \
  jekyll/jekyll:3.8 \
  jekyll serve


docker run --rm `
  --volume="${PWD}:/srv/jekyll" `
  --publish 4000:4000 `
  jekyll/jekyll:3.8 `
  jekyll serve

Note: You may see a warning saying Auto-regeneration may not work on some Windows versions. Symptoms of this warning are the inability to automatically see any local website changes in your browser. This makes website changes difficult as you must restart Jekyll after every local change to view the results. To work around this issue, try the --force-polling switch to the jekyll serve command.

docker run --rm `
  --volume="${PWD}:/srv/jekyll" `
  --publish 4000:4000 `
  jekyll/jekyll `
  jekyll serve --force-polling

Step 3 - Once the server is ready, you can open a browser to http://localhost:4000 to review the documentation locally. If you need to change the default port (4000), modify the --publish arguments from step 2.


Configuration file: /srv/jekyll/_config.yml
   GitHub Metadata: No GitHub API authentication could be found. Some fields may be missing or have incorrect data.
fatal: not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /srv)
Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).
            Source: /srv/jekyll
       Destination: /srv/jekyll/_site
 Incremental build: disabled. Enable with --incremental
YAML Exception reading /srv/jekyll/site/ (<unknown>): did not find expected key while parsing a block mapping at line 2 column 1
       Jekyll Feed: Generating feed for posts
                    done in 7.926 seconds.
 Auto-regeneration: enabled for '/srv/jekyll'
    Server address:
  Server running... press ctrl-c to stop.

Note: To stop serving the documentation using the Jekyll container, press Ctrl+C