Okay I haven’t posted in absolutely forever. It’s been a busy year. Whew, now that’s out of the way…
This post is a shout-out to the awesome folks at Github, for enabling HTTPS on Github pages sites with custom domains! As described in their 2016 blog post, HTTPS has been available as a simple checkbox for Github Pages sites for quite some time. A little over a year ago, I sunk a few hours into trying to set up my own Pages site with HTTPS, and was ultimately unsuccessful. Having a custom domain was/is pretty important to me, but so was allowing any stray visitors to access my site securely.
So for the longest time, I was stuck, and left things as they were; a custom domain to feel a bit more like this was my corner of the internet, and no secure site.
Today, however, Github announced support for HTTPS for users with custom domains! So now you, dear reader, get the best of both worlds: a secure connection to my website (for whatever reason) and the experience of a website that truly feels like it’s something that took me internet wizardry to obtain.
In case you’re worried or curious, it’s not actually magic.