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:
- Lightroom exports pictures to specific folders for the galleries
- Atom to write posts and manage the Jekyll system
- Transmit to upload
- 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!