Welcome to the New Site; same as the Old Site.
I’ve been meaning to consolidate my personal websites onto this domain for a long, long time. My original personal website, dflock.co.uk, started in the late nineties - and has been getting a bit long in the tooth of late.
When I created that site originally, the options were either Adobe PageMill, or hand editing HTML in a text editor. I’ve never been a fan of WYSIWYG editors - and the early ones were… not good, so I wrote all the HTML code by hand.
As far as I can remember, I did all that on a 486sx Windows ‘98 PC, using the TextPad text editor — which is apparently still available, unlike Adobe PageMill.
Baked, not Fried
If I was going to update my old sites, I was going to do it Old School - static files, lean & clean.
So, here we are, full circle
I’m sitting writing this post in ReStructuredText - a simple, easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext format. I’m using an amazing text editor - SublimeText - on a quad core, 8GB RAM, Linux box. Every time I hit CTRL+s, Pelican automatically pours my words into the site’s templates (written in Jinja) and bakes it all into static files in a folder. It’ll then upload it to my server if I want, or I can upload them myself.
That same, but different. The same, but better.