Jekyll Raw Code Block Syntax
A guide to formatting code blocks using the Jekyll raw syntax
One thing that I have really enjoyed since becoming a professional web developer is writing more and with this kind of job I find myself doing mostly technical writing and this involves generally writing blocks of code to show examples of my work.
This is a Jekyll site which uses Liquid. I found when I first started writing blocks of code that sometimes what I wrote in the code block ended up being ran which is less than ideal and here is where the
raw method comes in to it’s own.
First of all to construct a code block using Jekyll you have to use the
highlight method. You can use this for a variety of different languages (according to Jekyll they support over 60). You just have to place your language of choice after
This is all fine and dandy but remember I mentioned that sometimes the code will be ran. This can happen even within the
highlight, so you need to use
raw to escape it. Like this: