Well, Jekyll proved to be a nice little tool. Just what I needed. It doesn't do much in terms of content management or layout or the like but mostly helps you organize things. Put all the data in the right spots. Separate layout, CSS and content the right way. For guys like me who don't know much about web sites this is charming as a KISS.
In terms of how-tos or tutorials, I won't even try to do one. I found this very helpful.