The reason I made the switch is because Octopress suits my workflow better: Instead of writing posts in the browser (for Wordpress), I write markdown in Sublime Text and deploy the blog using Git. Just what I wanted.
The web is filled with posts on why and how to switch to octopress. You could read them for more reasons.
This is how the blog used to look:
With this post I am publishing a new design that I’ve been working on for quite some time. It started off with cleanpress and contains modifications to things I didn’t like.
This is how it looks now:
On my Lumia 520 in Portrait Mode:
and in Landscape Mode:
I am fairly happy with the current iteration but there’s still a lot that can be updated. Here’s a todo list for the next version:
Get a landing page
- Better typography:
- Font face and size
- Better link colors
- The archives page ?
Change the blog menu
- Font awesome icons
- Create a favicon
- Better ‘Read On’ button
- Lazy load all images
Add Fancy box
Readability like ‘5 min read’ plugin (jekyll ?)
Date before article title
Add a Humans.txt
- Bug: List items have messed up margins/paddings
- Bug: Post sharing buttons don’t show up. Use Fontawesome for them.