3 Posted by Rasheed Abdul-Aziz on 10 Jan, 2010 06:59 PM
I was thinking of hooking a link into the site and using a blogger for all
that magic, but then, I realise this leaves you with one more resource under
a different 'scm' - in this case the blogging app. To that end, I'll try
your suggestion and see what i come up with, then send a pull request for
Support Staff4 Posted by Joel Hooks on 10 Jan, 2010 07:06 PM
cool, let mee know if you have an questions regarding the
system. It actually has a blogging component to it, but I haven't
really investigated it. it is a bit different than say a WordPress
or Blogger in that you blog via text files.
It is actually fairly easy to maintain as it is and has the
advantage of being version controlled and completely static. To run
a PHP (or whatever) blog we'd have to use a sub-domain, and Shaun
has (valid) issues with installing any of the larger PHP based
blogging engines on his server.
The typical jeckyll stuff:
_layouts/post.html is the template for each post.
_posts/community/* are the posts that get generated. Notice they have
categories, one is community, which we use to seperate them, the other is a
more typical tag like "screencast, tutorial, demo, documentation, diagram,
The not typical stuff:
The Rakefile task creates the tags/* files by iterating the posts on the
site. I'm thinking I'll use a list for inclusion eg: [community] to begin
with, so that tag list pages aren't generated for every tag.
I just wanted to flick you this example so you could comment before I go
8 Posted by Rasheed Abdul-Aziz on 10 Jan, 2010 11:06 PM
The rake task is stupid (I have decided).
I'll commit what i'm doing shortly. It turns out I can scan the category
posts in a template page /community/index.html - this is much nicer I think.
I'm working on having this page show the latest posts and then linking the
older stuff. I'll need a little help with layout and the css engine I think
because that's where my nerdishness drops off (I started with Flash a long
time ago to avoid html/css :P )
Support Staff9 Posted by Joel Hooks on 10 Jan, 2010 11:09 PM
ha! me too. Blueprint actually curbed my general hatred of CSS a
bit. let me know when you get it to a decent spot and I will have a
go at some layout. That should give you a good idea of how to
proceed with it