Open Book Platforms Research: GitHub
GitHub is a provider of Internet hosting for software development and version control using Git. GitHub pages is a subsidiary of GitHub which presents its content in form of a website. Although it is designed to be used by users with some experience of coding, this has been simplified using Jekyll. Jekyll is an additional extension which transforms plain text into codes in form of a static websites and/or blogs.
Overall, it may not be the best option for this project due to the limited time to produce it and none of us know how to code in this platform. Nevertheless, it could be a great tool to help create the book in a HTML format to then publish it in the university open press service.
Visit https://pages.github.com for more information about GitHub pages.
This post was written collaboratively by our Open Textbook Interns, Ana Reina Garcia, Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu, and Kari Ding.