Martin Steel

Now powered by Jekyll

For my first attempt at blogging I went with the industry heavyweight: WordPress. In general I’d sum it up as annoying. Whilst it’s amazingly powerful and flexible the editor has a nasty habit of mangling content and theming it involves PHP, it also involves faffing around with various plugins if you want decent performance.

Next I gave Ghost a try, I really like the admin UI, writing posts in Markdown is great and the default theme is lovely, however I went with the self hosted option and keeping it up to date on Azure was more hassle than it was worth. I might give Ghost another try once it hits version 1.

Which brought me on to Github pages. They’re powered by Jekyll, support Markdown and HTML and best of all there’s nothing to keep up to date.

I’m now trying to come up with an exciting design (not my strong point), for now I’ve come up with something based on Poole by @mdo.

Lets see how long it lasts this time.