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Mastering D3.js

By : Pablo Navarro Castillo, Pablo Navarro Castillo
Book Image

Mastering D3.js

By: Pablo Navarro Castillo, Pablo Navarro Castillo

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering D3.js
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Hosting the visualization with GitHub Pages

In the previous section, we created a web application using Jekyll, Backbone, and D3. With Jekyll, we created a template for the main page and included the minified JavaScript libraries and styles. With Jekyll, we can compile the markup files to generate a static website or serve the site without generating a static version using jekyll serve. In this section, we will publish our site using GitHub Pages, a hosting service for personal and project sites.

GitHub Pages is a service from GitHub that provides hosting for static websites created in Jekyll or HTML. To publish our Jekyll site, we need to create a branch named gh-pages and push the branch to GitHub. If this branch is a Jekyll project or contains an index.html file, GitHub will serve the content of this branch as a static site. We can create the branch from the master branch:

$ git checkout -b gh-pages

Next, push the branch to our origin, the GitHub endpoint:

$ git push -u origin gh-pages...