Man In The Middle

The one where the blog gets an original new look

Published on October 25th, 2016

The last time I messed with a theme, I lost some entries. Yet here we are, with another new look. This look is a special look, though, for several reasons:

The site is now generated with Middleman, a Ruby powered app. Previously the site has been powered by Pelican (created with the Python programming language) and by Jekyll (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 “Striped” template from HTML5 UP. The template is nothing more than a single HTML index page, some CSS and javascript files. Out of the box, it displays nothing more than what you see in the screenshot. There was no code for an individual blog entry page, the ‘links’ to other pages went nowhere…

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