Let's try this blogging thing again
Let’s try this blogging thing again, shall we?
I used to be pretty good about blogging but over the years I let it slip away. I setup a new blog platform a couple years ago but i never actually posted anything.
I guess we will see how this round goes.
Hopefully, I can get into a better habbit this time around and actually stick to it. I know I have plenty of topics I can share with everyone.
For those that are interested in how I build this blog, here is what I used:
Content Management System
I am using Jekyll to generate the site.
Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory containing raw text files in various formats, runs it through a converter (like Markdown) and our Liquid renderer, and spits out a complete, ready-to-publish static website suitable for serving with your favorite web server.
I use github.com/tuananh/ArchiveGenerator which lets you generate year and month archives.
I use github.com/recurser/jekyll-plugins to generate category pages.
Theme / Template
The site logo icon was created at Icon-Generator.net.
The social icons were from github.com/neilorangepeel/Free-Social-Icons.
The other images were found at IconsDB.com.
I used Character-Code.com for some of the arrows and other misc navigation bits.
I am using Disqus which is a free embeded comment service.
There were many other sites that I used as inspiration and as help for doing the layout and design. Sorry that I don’t remember all of them.