Here we go again

Alright after a long hiatus, I’m back to blogging again. I am hoping that this blog would serve as a journal of notes to selves that help me understand few concepts clearly.

The blog is powered by Jekyll. Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator written in Ruby. All the posts are written in markdown, like the one you are reading. If you have posted on sites like reddit or stackoverflow, you already know what markdown is. These markdown files are then committed to your repo and Bob’s your uncle - your post is published. Unlike wordpress there is no database.

The entire source of Jekyll is available on github here. Feel free to have a look see. There are also numerous tutorials like this one by Smashing Magazine or this one by the author of Jekyll, who is also the co-founder of Github on how to get started on Jekyll and start blogging like a hacker.

The site uses a minimalistic theme called Pixyll crafted by John Otander (@4lpine).

Have questions? Drop me a line at abkolan@gmail.com

Hello, Pixyll

Hello.

Pixyll is a simple, beautiful theme for Jekyll that emphasizes content rather than aesthetic fluff. It’s mobile first, fluidly responsive, and delightfully lightweight.

It’s pretty minimal, but leverages large type and drastic contrast to make a statement, on all devices.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Where is it?

Checkout the Github repository to download it, request a feature, or report a bug.

It’s free, and open source (MIT).