Democratizing Visual Computing

How to Create a Personal Site in 5 Minutes


This is the first entry of my new blog. This post serves as a meta blog, which tells the story of how the blog comes into being.

The title is a little bit exaggerated, actually it takes less than 1 minute.

This site is totally hosted in Github, the repository name is vinjn/ Each Github user can create his/her personal site.

Let me tell the story.

  • First of all, you should have a Github account. I will certainly not make friends with you if you are unfamiliar with Github.
  • Open vinjn/ and FORK ME .
  • It should be forked to Since you are not me, so you should not use my name, right? If you say yes, then click Settings and rename the project to

You can now open, of couse you will see a big 404. Why? Because you have not changed a single line of the source codes. Only after you committed changes to the repository, will Github server actually generate the site for you.

  • index.html is the best place to start with, cast some html magic and commit it to server.

  • If you are lucky enough, is online and the story is over.
  • If not, ask Google.