I used to have a website on Squarespace. It was nice, but it cost ~$90 a year, and I wasn’t really using it for much. So… enter
blogdown is an R package that allows you to make websites using a bunch of technologies in concert. This site uses
R Markdown and
Github and on and on. If this seems overwhelming, don’t worry, there are plenty of resources out there to help.
When building this site, the two resources I consulted were:
- This wonderful guide from Alison Presmanes Hill
blogdowndocumentation from Yihui Xie, Amber Thomas, and Alison Presmanes Hill
It might seem complicated, but with some coffee and tenacity whole thing can be done in an afternoon!