I’ve been meaning to rebuild my personal website for some time. I wrote my old one back in college when I didn’t know a thing about web development. Step one, sit down and made a list of my requirements.
- Static content generator
- Designed for developers
- Deployable to Github Pages and/or Heroku
Octopress fit the bill with style. Plenty of great stuff for developers. Yml based config, embedded gists, built in Github and Twitter components and DISQUS commenting are all major wins for me. I was able to do most of the on ramping in a single afternoon.