23 January 2013

As one of my new year’s resolutions to save money, I’m moving my blog out of Drupal to Github pages. Basically Github pages, if you don’t already know about them, are run by a Ruby-based product called “Jekyll”. You create posts named correctly and created with Markdown, give it some theming info and it “compiles” the pages down into a series of static html pages which are then hosted by Github’s servers.

It’s a nice system. Also blogging with a text editor like ia writer is nothing short of awesome. One of the major criticisms of Drupal was the editorial experience. The process of content creation was perceived as being more difficult than a standard text editor.

No argument from me. I, personally, can’t stand CK editor and did all my Drupal posts in Markdown anyway using the Drupal Markdown Module.