Yet here we are, with another new look.
This look is a special look, though, for several reasons:
Previously the site has been powered by Pelican
(powered by the Python
programming language) and by
(powered by Ruby).
I went with Middleman because Ruby AND because to get the site to do all
the things that Middleman didn't do out of the box or with
extensions/plugins, I had to put my new-found ruby
knowledge to use.
The site design itself is built around the
" template from HTML5 UP.
The template is nothing more than a single HTML index page, some CSS
what you see in the screenshot. There was no code for an individial
blog entry page, the 'links' to other pages went nowhere...
I had to break it down in to smaller pieces, figure out what parts
could be used on every page, and where I needed to add the code from
Middleman to make it a full blown blog template.
It's kinda ugly behind the scenes, but as I learn more
Ruby and more about Middleman's inner workings,
I'll clean it up and I plan to eventually put it up on
github to share with other geeks.