Jekyll and blogging software

Hey Ruby-istas,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient
as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

Any suggestions or comments welcome ... thanks !

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is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Honourable mention here https://gohugo.io/

It's written in Go, which for this use-case is amazing, it "just works", is
fast like nothing you can imagine and is a great step-up from Jekyll.

Don't be put off that it's in Go, it essentially doesn't matter *at all*
and it has a massive ecosystem and great tooling.

Lee Hambley
http://lee.hambley.name/
+49 (0) 170 298 5667

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On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 at 20:30, Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Ruby-istas,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient
as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

Any suggestions or comments welcome ... thanks !

--
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he
is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

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Thanks !

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On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:32 AM Lee Hambley <lee.hambley@gmail.com> wrote:

Honourable mention here https://gohugo.io/

It's written in Go, which for this use-case is amazing, it "just works",
is fast like nothing you can imagine and is a great step-up from Jekyll.

Don't be put off that it's in Go, it essentially doesn't matter *at all*
and it has a massive ecosystem and great tooling.

Lee Hambley
http://lee.hambley.name/
+49 (0) 170 298 5667

On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 at 20:30, Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe@gmail.com> > wrote:

Hey Ruby-istas,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient
as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

Any suggestions or comments welcome ... thanks !

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he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
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I run my blog since years with nanoc: <https://nanoc.ws/> It is all Ruby, but it does require you to write some Ruby code yourself.

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Am 09. April 2020 um 11:28 Uhr -0700 schrieb Sean Felipe Wolfe:

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

--
Blog: https://mg.guelker.eu

Hi Sean,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

I'm using Jekyll and happy enough :slight_smile: though I used to very fond of RadiantCMS (and my recent attempts to get it up are slightly held back by it needed to work off Ruby 1.9.3 where it works very well!). Out of curiosity, what are you feeling is lacking or dated?

Best Regards,
Mohit.
2020-4-10 | 10:09 pm.

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On 2020-4-10 2:28 am, Sean Felipe Wolfe wrote:

I use Jekyll for my own blog and it works great. I agree however that the
Jekyll website and docs look a bit outdated. They are however up to date.
In terms of what you want for blogging Jekyll sets you up pretty good. You
can change the template, categories, pages, etc. I use javascript with yarn
in my blog to install packages to resize and optimize images for instance.
You can customize it a lot and with enough know how you can make your blog
a PWA as well.

In terms of other blogging software, in the JS world you will hear a lot
about Gatsby JS (https://www.gatsbyjs.org) which loads faster and adds a
lot of performance features like lazy loading images and makes your blog a
Progressiv Web App by default which again improves loading speeds a lot by
catching files on the user's device. Everything Gatsby does can be done
with Jekyll but you would have to do it yourself.

With all that said, I think Gatsby is overkill for a personal blog but it's
up to you. It definitely has a more professional feeling.

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On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 8:30 PM Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Ruby-istas,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient
as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

Any suggestions or comments welcome ... thanks !

--
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is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

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Nanoc is really cool I've used it before, thanks for the reminder :slight_smile: I'm a
minimalist at heart so yep I dig Nanoc.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 12:09 AM Marvin Gülker <post+rubytalk@guelker.eu> wrote:

Am 09. April 2020 um 11:28 Uhr -0700 schrieb Sean Felipe Wolfe:
>These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
>there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
>widely used by us and our peers.

I run my blog since years with nanoc: <https://nanoc.ws/>
It is all Ruby, but it does require you to write some Ruby code
yourself.

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A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he
is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Okay Alexander thanks for the tip on Gatsby. I have been doing a lot of
React work so this looks useful to up my JS skills as well.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:46 AM Alexander <mycroft1891@gmail.com> wrote:

I use Jekyll for my own blog and it works great. I agree however that the
Jekyll website and docs look a bit outdated. They are however up to date.
In terms of what you want for blogging Jekyll sets you up pretty good. You
can change the template, categories, pages, etc. I use javascript with yarn
in my blog to install packages to resize and optimize images for instance.
You can customize it a lot and with enough know how you can make your blog
a PWA as well.

In terms of other blogging software, in the JS world you will hear a lot
about Gatsby JS (https://www.gatsbyjs.org) which loads faster and adds a
lot of performance features like lazy loading images and makes your blog a
Progressiv Web App by default which again improves loading speeds a lot by
catching files on the user's device. Everything Gatsby does can be done
with Jekyll but you would have to do it yourself.

With all that said, I think Gatsby is overkill for a personal blog but
it's up to you. It definitely has a more professional feeling.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 8:30 PM Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe@gmail.com> > wrote:

Hey Ruby-istas,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient
as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

Any suggestions or comments welcome ... thanks !

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he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
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- Abraham Maslow

Hello Mohit, I suppose I have been expecting more convention and simplicity
in configuration. It seems somehow more complicated than I expected. And
there seems to be an obsession with _underscores that's annoying to me ...
makes command line navigation a lot more painful and I tend to be cli
focused when I work.

Thanks :slight_smile:

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 7:12 AM Mohit Sindhwani <mo_mail@onghu.com> wrote:

Hi Sean,

On 2020-4-10 2:28 am, Sean Felipe Wolfe wrote:
> I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
> Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as
> convenient as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it
> which is a plus.

I'm using Jekyll and happy enough :slight_smile: though I used to very fond of
RadiantCMS (and my recent attempts to get it up are slightly held back
by it needed to work off Ruby 1.9.3 where it works very well!). Out of
curiosity, what are you feeling is lacking or dated?

Best Regards,
Mohit.
2020-4-10 | 10:09 pm.

--
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he
is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Still using it. I write helper scripts and plugins when needed and I
enjoy hacking it.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:29 AM Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Ruby-istas,

I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.

These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still widely used by us and our peers.

--
konsolebox

>
> Hey Ruby-istas,
>
> I'm working on my personal blog and up to this point, I've been using
Jekyll. However it does feel a bit outdated somehow ... not as convenient
as I expected. I know Github Pages integrates well with it which is a plus.
>
> These days what blogging software are people using ? I'm wondering if
there's a JS platform that's had more development, or if Jekyll is still
widely used by us and our peers.

Still using it. I write helper scripts and plugins when needed and I
enjoy hacking it.

Okay good to know. I'm making a list of little annoyances and maybe there
is a fork or pull request in the future. Thanks ~~

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:29 AM Sean Felipe Wolfe <ether.joe@gmail.com> > wrote:

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