Chiri's Blog

Where a fox goes to ramble!

I has website now!

In the past few days I've created this website with the intent to house my portfolio — stories I've written, programming projects I've worked on and still work on, etc. It was a ton of fun to create! It involved a lot of design work which is honestly one of my favourite things to do, iterating on something until it's functional and attractive. And then I had it, I had the perfect place to house all my things, and I could link it on all the websites which previously just linked to my GitHub. That was so much nicer!

But then, once I'd finished the portfolio part, I thought it a little sad to leave it at that. So next I decided to try my hand at that whole blogging thing. Thing is — the site was written purely in HTML and CSS, and making a blog in that sounded like it would end up with so much duplicated HTML. My host, GitHub Pages, did actually have a solution for that, though, one I'd used before: Jekyll.

I'm gonna be honest — not a huge fan of Jekyll, nor Liquid, the HTML templating language that Jekyll relies on. However, it's all GitHub Pages supports, so it's what I have to use. (Not really interested in reimplementing my site in something more complex, you know? I want something simple to set up. Even if it's not the most convenient to use.)

Anyway, I finished the initial conversion in just a couple more days. It did come with a few nice benefits:

Anyway, I think that's about all I've got to say at the moment. Thanks for reading! Hope to see you again soon!