Yes this site is not run in WordPress; yes it is statically generated by Jekyll. What is Jekyll? There are only a few reasons I have used Jekyll.
- Free hosting
For the most part, I previously used WordPress because of how modular it was to create a style/theme. It ensured that I didn't duplicate common things like the header and footer. Simple stuff.
The free hosting is from Github allowing me to any front end code I choose. The only drawback is I cannot have anything that is server side like a contact form.
I've decided not to use a contact form as it's pretty useless for my uses. If someone really wants to contact me, they can click my email on the left if you're on desktop and in the footer if you're on mobile.
That's it, thanks for visiting!