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!