Earlier this summer I started messing around with Jekyll. In the end I didn’t migrate to it, but I at least gained a little knowledge.
One way that I tried to learn more about how Jekyll works, was by creating a test site and building a theme. That theme sat locked away in a private Github repository. Until now.
I’ve just opened up the source for Pseudonym, the name I gave to the project. It’s really very basic, but I hope at least somebody gets some use out of it.
You can find the demo site at http://dev.pseudonym.xxx/ (yes, I own a .XXX domain), and source can be found in the Github repository, here.
A few notes and attributions (some copied from the readme)
- The theme is slightly responsive, but more work needs to be done here. Only tested on/targeted at desktop, iPad Mini, and my Nexus 4.
- Header images are from Unsplash
- Icons are by Font Awesome
- I was messing around about with some newer CSS properties – the theme uses CSS columns in many places. While I’ve made it as cross-browser as I could in the time I spent on it, IE doesn’t look as pretty.
- I’ve used Zepto, with a fallback to jQuery for IE.
That cool little “Coder for Raspberry Pi” project from Google which I linked to earlier doesn’t just run on Raspberry Pi. You can run it on any old Linux PC (Mac works too, but the instructions are slightly different).
I set it up in less than 2 minutes using these commands (note that I’m running Debian Sid):
sudo useradd -M pi
sudo apt-get install redis-server
git clone https://github.com/googlecreativelab/coder.git
Node.js is also a requirement, so if you don’t have that, you’ll need to install that at step 2 as well.
Once everything is up and running, point your browser at https://localhost:8081/. You’ll need to specify a password the first time you run Coder, after which you’ll be able to try the environment out. It’s pretty neat, and the sample clone of Asteroids is quite addictive!
This sounds like it could be pretty cool. I’m going to take a look at it over the weekend, as it might be a good way to get my son into coding for the web.
On Coda 2 and Diet Coda – JeffCroft.com
Jeff casts a critical (but fair) eye over the Coda 2/Diet Coda announcement. While I agree with some of what he says, I feel that Coda fills a niche Jeff has long grown out of.
Read the comments for some additional insight – including from Panic themselves.
Coda 2 Coming May 24th
Coda 2 coming May 24th – it’s about time! Coda is one of the reasons I keep coming back to the Mac platform. It’s one of those apps that is a joy to use. Espresso overtook it for a while, but this new version looks like a very worthy upgrade – check out the Coda Tour video.
ASP.NET Web API (Part 1) – ScottGu’s Blog.
First entry by Scott Guthrie on the new ASP.NET Web API stuff. Scott’s introductory series for new .NET stuff are usually very, very, very good.