It’s that time of year, when young mens’ heads turn to thoughts of redesigning their websites.
I have been meaning to write more. A couple things have stopped me from doing so:
- Lack of habit.
- I have been writing more on iPad lately, which makes publishing difficult.
- I didn’t like the look of my blog.
And I’d been meaning to take a crack at a redesign anyway! I had some general goals:
- About-first site, rather than a feed-first site. (I don’t blog with enough quality, consistency, or rapidity to justify having the index page be a feed.)
- Have some way I can write, edit, and publish on my iPad, where I am trying to do more writing.
- Preferably not use Hugo. Hugo is very cool and very fast but I hate using it and it adds a tremendous amount of friction to doing things.
- Not pay money. I am spending too much on personal software as-is.
I don’t know how many times I’ve done this song and dance — perhaps dozens, as it’s just so dang fun — but “7.0” has a nice touch to it. So here’s Blog 7.0: built with Jekyll, Git, Netlify, and Netlify CMS.
I still need to do some tweaks (lists, code formatting, backporting old posts) and some general shenanigans. But this is what it’s going to look like.