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Simple web sites with GitHub Pages

If you love git and GitHub, you’ll also love GitHub Pages, for producing websites using Markdown and git: you write pages in Markdown within a gh-pages branch in a git repository; when you push to GitHub, a corresponding site is automatically constructed.

Last night, I wrote a minimal tutorial on how I’ve been using this (for example, for the website for my R/qtlcharts package, on interactive graphics for QTL data).

In the tutorial, I wrote:

(For example, I don’t like how simple code is rendered in red within a gray box. Ultimately I’ll try to figure out how to change that, but for now I just pretend that I like it that way.)

But this morning, I figured out how to change that: create my own css file with the following code:

code {
  padding: 0;
  font-size: 90%;
  color: black;
  background-color: white;
  border: 0px solid white;

And then add a line to the default.html file.