I’m new to Jekyll and using Github to host my site. I’ve finally figured out how get everything setup with the Git software and using the Minimal Mistakes theme. However, there appears to be two ways of doing this and I’d like some advice please.
So, as I understand it, I’ve currently uploaded the whole MM theme to Github and now one by one I upload my pages in md format, where Github does all the processing work and spits out html. Everything seems to work fine.
But, I’ve now read that you can supposedly run your own Jekyll instance locally, have it build your site from your local md files, and then upload the results (though admittedly, I’m having a rough time figuring this concept out, as when I install Jekyll it merely serves the pages locally and doesn’t seem to create an actual html repository for me).
Is there a preference as to which approach works better around here?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!