15 Jul 2020
The last time I wrote on this blog (and it was a long time ago, shame on me), I discussed the different functionalities I wanted to have on my blog, one of them being a search function easy enough to install, and until today, I haven’t found a suitable solution.
I was not until this morning that I ran into a simple script using Lunr.js. It’s perfect: it’s simple, it works, no database, no backend, and best of all, no Google trackers on my site.
Here’s a write-up on how I installed it, but what I did it’s no different to what’s described on JekyllCodex.
18 Mar 2020
Okay, I’ve been (seriously this time) playing around with Jekyll and
I think I can now give a writeup on how I got this site to a point
I feel confortable with.
I know that the Jekyll experience is a little different when using
GitHub Pages vs generating you own static content and then pushing it
master, but since I’m not a fan of front-end stuff (CSS is a
nightmare for me), I knew from the beginning that if I wanted to make
this site, it had to be the easiest thing for me to maintain.
So yes, I went with GitHub Pages, but
unfortunately, GitHub Pages generates all pages using the
options, which means that third-party plugins are out of question
(GitHub has a whitelist of plugins you can use that can be found
here). Due to the lack of
plugins, you have to be a little handy to get where I wanted to get.
14 Mar 2020
Hello! So this is my third attempt at starting a
mainly technical blog, I hope this is the one that I keep.
I thought that maybe a good idea would be
to start this blog with a brief post of what I’m trying to accomplish
I always liked the idea of having my personal website where I can
showcase the different personal project I attempt, also I like writing
and hopefully, by writing on this website, I will get better at it. I
chose Jekyll as my framework, mainly because
it’s free, simple to maintain and I can host the resulting site
for free on GitHub Pages.