Jared White
Expressively Publishing on the Open Web Since 1996

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Jared White

Every few months to a year, I get an itch to freshen up the typography on my blog. I’ve been using Helvetica Now as my body font for a while, and I still love it. But for long-form articles, I’m now using Sina Nova. I think it looks ace!

P. S. In related news, my whole #website (blog/podcast/newsletter/the works) is now powered by #Bridgetown. Farewell #Jekyll — you were my first love in the world of Static Site Generators. Parting is such sweet sorrow! (OK, I’m being dramatic…Bridgetown is a fork of Jekyll. 😆)

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Jekyll’s Hidden Depths

As anyone who has used Jekyll for a while knows, it’s capable of so much more than first meets the eye. Jekyll is an amazingly powerful content system right out of the box. But with a few added plugins or creative uses of existing features, it can do almost anything imaginable. I’ve built a wide variety of websites on top of Jekyll over the last couple of years and I still feel like I’m learning new tricks every day.

If you’re curious about the technical aspects of how I used #Jekyll to build this #website, you’ll want to read this article.

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I’ve been up for the last several hours getting all my #Jekyll build scripts and #Rails editor UIs working for the new #website. I could go into all the geeky details of the problems I’ve had to work through and how everything is put together, but I’ll save some of that for later installments. Suffice it to say…I’m very excited about how it’s turning out. 😁




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