New Jekyll Bootstrap Website

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How time flies… I can’t believe it has been two full years since I last revamped the visual design of my website.

And taking a look at the source of my old blog, it reminds me how far I’ve come as a developer since my ghetto old WordPress blog. Getting into that source … I … saw some things that I can’t unsee. Table layouts, in-line css, awful third party libraries, oh my!

Screenshot of old WordPress blog

I have thorougly enjoyed the process of moving from WordPress to Jekyll Bootstap. Things are much snappier now since it’s all static HTML generated by Jekyll. I’ve observed about 80% speed improvement from the clunky Wordpress site. Now, everything is either written in HTML or Markdown and fed into Jekyll. If you want to have a look at the code, it’s hosted on GitHub.

Jekyll has an awesome serve & watch feature which regenerates the static site on each save of the source HTML or Markdown. This was an awesome feature while I was mastering Markdown and messing up the syntax frequently.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with this little weekend project. Hope y’all enjoy the new shiny :-)

Find an issue?
Open a pull request against my blog on GitHub.
Ben Limmer