So, some months ago, I set up a new blog on GitHub because I wanted to play around with Jekyll, and I spent some time making it look half decent. It wasn’t bad (okay, yes it was) and it worked and then I got lazy and haven’t done much with it.
Then a few days ago, Rebecca Murphey wrote up a post about her recent shift to Octopress, which is basically a nice framework for Jekyll. It sets up some nice themes and uses Sass to make it super easy to customize the really beautiful layout.
I hopped into the #octopress channel on freenode, asked a question or two,
got immediate responses, and basically I was able to move my
directory from before into the Octopress setup. It’s built to deploy to GitHub
Pages as well, meaning it was ridiculously easy to get the “new” site up.
Of course, I wrote all of two blog posts before, but Octopress has a few niceties to make blogging a bit smoother. It’s very easy to pull in code snippets for display, including from gists. I wonder how hard it’d be to make a jsFiddle plugin…