man, I really hate PHP
I needed to get rid of the last piece of PHP software in my life: the disaster-pile that was the last version of my personal website. So while looking at different static website generators I came across nanoc.
So far the experience has been great, nanoc allows authoring of content in a plethora of formats, including HTML, Ruby and most notably markdown. Nanoc outputs plain HTML files which can be hosted almost anywhere, absolutely no server side code needed - no more having to constantly proof against spammers and hackers and best of all: no more PHP!
The only downside so far has been the fact that I had to learn some basic ruby in oder to be able to add custom functionality - oh well…
Tools/inspiration used to create this site:
- nanoc - static website generator
- disqus comments
- nanoc3 blog starter kit
- html 5 boilerplate
the old site can still be accessed here: http://old.nightspawn.com