Jekyll is by far the easiest-to-use static website generator, along with Pelican and Hyde if you prefer Python. It’s not a secret that Github is one of the locomotives tracting the Ruby community and they didn’t choose Jekyll as their Github Pages generator out of the blue: it is crazy fast and highly reliable.
As a nice-to-have feature, you have pretty professional templates available for free and I try to save you some research type by listing 8 of them here.
For your information, if you are interested in going further with Jekyll, I suggest you also take a look at Poole, which is a Jekyll « overlay », but not in a negative sense.
All the themes presented here are responsive. And, so you know, this very blog run on Jekyll.
Twenty: Professional and Multipurpose
- Demo: https://html5up.net/twenty
- Github: https://github.com/old-jekyll-templates/Twenty-Jekyll-Theme
Jasper2: Webzine for Professional Publishers
Forty: Original and Trendy
- Demo: https://andrewbanchich.gitlab.io/forty-jekyll-theme/
- Github: https://github.com/andrewbanchich/Forty-Jekyll-Theme
Chalk: Minimalist and Clean
Spectral: Single-Page and Light
Online CV: Simple and Effective
Lanyon: Your projects deserve a beautiful documentation