So, I finally got around to starting a blog. I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time. I’ve written a few posts for the company blog at work, so I figured I really should have my own blog. And here it is.

When deciding what tools to use for this, I looked at a few of the static site generators currently available before finally settling on Jekyll.

I’m not a designer by any means, so for the blog’s stylesheet I searched around for styles that I could “borrow”, and found the Fanoe Wordpress theme by Florian Brinkmann, which I’ve adapted a bit.

I wanted to use a CSS extension language, to be able to use variables, and take advantage of better handling of nested rules than plain CSS. I chose SASS for no better reason than it was the first one I tried out with Jekyll, the jekyll-sass plugin just worked, and I was able to set config options to compress the generated CSS.

The icons on the About page come from Font Awesome.

Now I just need to find the time to write some more posts…