SamWhited|blog

More than a template

You may have noticed that the blog has a new look and feel! Unlike last time, however, it’s about more than just aesthetics. This site is now powered by Octopress, a static, open source blogging framework written in Ruby!

The new theme–Sierra Whisky–can be found on GitHub and is a fork of the ‘classic’ Octopress theme. Both are licensed under the MIT License.

The blog itself can also be found on GitHub and is similarly licensed (though the content remains licensed under a Creative Commons license).

While there are still a few kinks to iron out, I’m very happy with the new look, and new engine. Let me know what you think and if you notice anything wrong with the theme or blog feel free to submit an issue or pull request over on GitHub!

EDIT: I should also mention that I was originally planning on importing all comments from Blogger using Disqus, however, their new service doesn’t support SSL and doesn’t fail gracefully (it just breaks). With this in mind, I decided to remove comments temporarily. They may come back in the future or they may not. For an interesting argument on why comments on blogs should be turned off, check out the blog of Matt Gemmell. Personally I disagree on the grounds that I actually want people to be able to post anonymously, but Matt makes some other really good points.