This seems a bit meta to start off with. Github where this site is hosted allows you to build websites using the Jeykll blogging tool. To build and setup the site on my laptop before pushing live I wanted a local Jeykll installation.

On MacOS you can use brew to install Ruby and then Jekyll, however rather install a load of Ruby cruft, I’d rather have a simple docker container that I can easily tear down, remove and keep updated.

At the time of writing there isn’t an official image, so I had to make my own.

You can checkout the Dockerfile at:

To build the image:

$ docker build . -t jeykll

To view a jeykll site, expose port 4000 and mount your Jeykll files at /data.

$ docker run -p 4000:4000 -v /data:../path/to/site jeykll

Or, edit the docker-compose.yml to and run:

$ docker-compose up -d

Open your web browser to localhost:4000 & you’re good to go.