Today’s afternoon Experiment consisted of a simple file server which runs on top of gh-pages. https://github.com/Karlheinzniebuhr/ghpages-fileserver
Github is an awesome way to have virtually free hosting. The problem I noticed is that there was no easy way to “serve” files once you have them uploaded. Inserting every Link manually in Markdown is a very time-consuming and boring task. There has to be an easier way. Luckily Jekyll supports static files http://jekyllrb.com/docs/static-files/.
All I did was just loop over all files and filter out the ones contained in the /resources directory. Otherwise, irrelevant files of the blog would be displayed on the screen.
This simple thing + some formatting and voila, we got a nice little file server running.
For instructions on how to setup see the Readme on Github.