GitHub Pages is pretty cool. However, what do you do when you already got your website/docs/whatever in your master-branch? If you checkout the gh-pages branch, the folder disappears and you actually have to copy it to another place before you copy it to your new branch.
If it’s an automatically generated folder, it’s a bit easier, but still quite a few commands:
rake generate_some_docs git checkout gh-pages git add . git commit git push
It’s even harder if you haven’t created the gh-pages branch yet.
Okey, enter Grancher (yeah, I know, lame name):
# Install: system('sudo gem install grancher') # Create a Rakefile: require 'grancher/task' Grancher::Task.new do |g| g.branch = 'gh-pages' g.push_to = 'origin' # automatically push too g.directory 'website' end
rake publish and the folder will be copied to the gh-pages branch, committed and pushed. Easy peasy!
Have a look at the documentation which isn’t actually perfect, but should be enough to get started.
Oh, and it’s just a few hours old, so bugs will probably bite you! When they do, please report it at lighthouse.