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The site is implemented as a Jekyll site.

It has a _config.yml for specifying the directory structure, metadata, build defaults, etc.


All source files are inside the _jekyll/ directory, as specified in _config.yml.


All output files live inside the _site/ directory, and its content have been gitignore-d.



To begin developing,

make prep

which would install the necessary Ruby gems for you.


To make it watch for file changes and build automatically (which watches only the files specified in the above Inputs section), run:

make watch

If you want to be sure all outputs are cleaned prior to building, run:

make clean-watch

Just build

The non-watching equivalents for the above are simply:

make build
make clean-build


This section is only for deployment.


Configure the hostname and region in the ro-site.rc file as you know it.

cp ro-site.rc.template ro-site.rc
vi ro-site.rc

Uploading to S3

If you have access to the bucket, run this.

export AWS_PROFILE=myprofile
source ro-site.rc
make upload

Clear CloudFront caching

The sites are accessed via CloudFront. If you’re seeing stale data after make upload, most likely the CloudFront cache needs to be invalidated.

Your AWS account must be authorized to invalidate the CloudFront cache for this distribution.

export AWS_PROFILE=myprofile
source ro-site.rc
make clear-cf


  1. Ensure tests pass

  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)

  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')

  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)

  5. Create new Pull Request