I have a new site! It’s truly indie now. No more reliance on Tumblr. And I’m pretty happy about that! So, danielpietzsch.com is going to be my virtual home for the foreseeable future.
The site is build using Jekyll – no surprise here. I simply like the main tool to be written in my favourite programming language, Ruby, because that makes things very familiar for me. Plus, I’ve used Jekyll before anyway.
I decided to host on GitLab Pages, at least for the first while. GitLab can automatically build and deploy this site. It’s a joy to use and makes publishing very easy and convenient once configured.
As one can see, the whole site is still very bare-bones as I focused on the basics only so far: hosting and deployment workflows, deciding on site- and URL-structure, how to organise posts with Jekyll internally, and writing the basic markup and CSS. I can always extend and improve as I go.
But it’s a working right now and I can start posting again. And – more importantly – I feel like posting again. Yay!