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Changing Platform

I write posts somewhat sporadically and I'm quite good at forgetting how my pelican setup works. For this reason I decided to change the technology behind my blog. Moving away from using pelican and hosting on github pages to Postachio. Postachio is a blogging platform that ties into a handful of sources, including dropbox which is where all of my blog posts already are. It also accepts markdown as a file type for posts, again suits what I already have. Postachio is free, although I have opted to pay the small monthly amount to give a bit of support. Unfortunately, at time of publishing this post it appears that the Dropbox integration has been disabled for some time so this post comes to you from a new source to me, Evernote! When I initially registered, got my posts on and changed my domain to point at the new place there was no option for custom themes. The theme editor was offline to be rewritten. I used a boilerplate theme from their selection of precreated ones. A month or so later they unveiled the new theme creator. It's quite rad really. You create a github repo that holds your custom theme (you can also fork one of theirs and edit it) and then link your blog to it. Done! The templating language is, once again matching what I already had experience with, jinja2. I forked the apex theme and spent quite a while trying to get a design that I wanted. I wanted something simple and fully reponsive to all devices, but I do not like messing about with CSS. I couldn't get what I wanted and in the end I decided to just strip out as much CSS as I possibly could. As close to bearbones as I could get and still have something of a modicum of a design. I like it, I don't really care if you do :p. Happy Christmas!

Changing Platform
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