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Cookie

I recently launched Soopr, a set of easy to use tools for your static websites. While building Soopr, I got fascinated with the idea of using a static site as landing website, and using markdown to power additional supporting pages and blog posts. And the outcome is Cookie.

Cookie is a Jekyll and Tailwind CSS based static website that makes the whole process of creating and launching landing websites extremely easy. With its responsive and mobile friendly pages, integrated blog, additional pages and Soopr integration, it can help you focus on building your product than landing website.

Demo

You can see demo app deployed here

Why Jekyll?

Jekyll is a static website generator - what it means is that in production, your site will be faster because it has been converted into HTML pages while deployment. Another reason is that by separating your landing website from your app website, your app servers get comparatively free and can boost performance for your regular customers. I chose Jekyll also because it is one of the most stable and simple static website generator frameworks and thus reduces complexity.

Cookie also uses Tailwind 2.0 which is a utility first CSS framework, and makes the process of iterating on homepage a lot easier.

Features


Installation

  1. Fork this repository.
  2. cd cookie
  3. bin/bootstrap

Starting Server

bin/start - development server will start at http://127.0.0.1:4061

Customizing

  1. You can customize landing page by modifying index.html in root directory.
  2. You can customize other website pages by modifying files present in _pages directory. You can add more pages too - you will be able to directly link to them using filename. Don’t forget to change Terms & Privacy Policy.
  3. You can write blog posts in _posts directory. It’s a regular Jekyll blog, and Tailwind Typography for better blog formating and code syntax highlighting is already included.
  4. You should also checkout _config.yml in root directory, and add relevant details. Many of them are used for SEO purposes.
  5. You should also add favicons in custom-head.html present in _includes directory. You can use RealFaviconGenerator.
  6. You can customize image assets in assets/img directory.
  7. You will have to hook the ‘Work with Us’ form present on main page with a real backend.
  8. Font Awesome is also integrated, to add any icon in your HTML files, you can refer to the website

Deploy Instructions

Website can be easily deployed on all the cloud providers (AWS etc.), and on static website hosting services like Netlify & Vercel. You can also use this button to do one click deploy

Deploy with Netlify

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/abhinavs/cookie.

Acknowledgement

Cookie uses landing page provided by Tailwind Starter Kit - thanks for providing an amazing landing page under MIT License. Initial code was also inspired by Jekyll TailwindUI

License

This project is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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