Each summer I revamp my website because I realize I haven’t touched it for nearly a year. A couple of years ago it was pretty much a one-page brochure site; last year it was a portfolio site that I made before I exhibited at The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original. I had planned to add a section for writing (I hesitate to call it a blog, because blog implies some sort of best-by date) but it never materialized.

This year’s effort will be (I hope) easier to manage and easier to maintain. I’ve converted to Jekyll, which requires a bit of tech-savvy to work with, but not more than I have. The advantage to Jekyll is that I can create the site on my desktop and then upload the finished site to my web host (Pair) without having to have a database setup.

I’m still developing (heh, I meant that) a workflow, but so far it has 4 components:

  1. Lightroom exports pictures to specific folders for the galleries
  2. Atom to write posts and manage the Jekyll system
  3. Transmit to upload
  4. GitHub to manage versions of the website

Each of these components has its issues, but I think that as long as I keep at it, I will manage.

Wish me luck!