Just a quick test to see if it’s possible to write a blog post directly in Github.

Usually when you push to Github using git, it triggers Jekyll to rebuild the static site, but I don’t know if that happens if you save the file directly to the repo without a push. Based on this stack overflow post looks like it probably doesn’t but figured I would test it out just in case.

Update 1: It worked! My first attempt didn’t work because I forgot the .md file extension, once I got the file name right, the build was automatically triggered. Saving the file now should result in another build which will add this update.

Update 2: The update resulted in a site build too :)

Update 3: However I now see that though there is an edit button for files that already exist, there is no “create new file” button in the mobile version of guthub.com :(