Migrating to Jekyll

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I just migrated the content of this blog to Jekyll. I’ve been using Textpattern as my CMS of choice for years, but I wanted to try something new and my blog is the perfect place to experiment.

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The process has been pretty smooth and I’m surprised of how easy it was to migrate the old content, posts and links. I might miss some things from TXP, like having a nice back-end or a search engine built-in, but it should be easier to tweak the design of this site using Jekyll and the workflow is very similar to the one I use at work. I am also hosting this in GitHub Pages, what makes everything even easier.

Anyway, I’m giving this thing a try for the next few weeks. I’ll keep changing things here and there and if I don’t like it I can always go back to good ol’ Textpattern.

Pocket Guide to Writing SVG

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A quick but thorough “pocket” sized reference to get started writing Scalable Vector Graphics by Joni Trythall. All the content is available online but you can buy a PDF for $10.

What's My DNS?

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whatsmydns.net is an online service that allows you to instantly perform a DNS lookup to check a hostnames current IP Address and other DNS information against a selection of random name servers around the world.

analyze-css

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NPM package that analyzes CSS selectors complexity and performance.

Material Design Icons

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Material Design Icons are the official open-source icons featured in the Google Material Design specification. This Github repo includes SVG versions of all icons, CSS sprites and PNGs at different sizes.

Fira 3.1 | Carrois

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Fira Sans is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed for the Firefox OS. Designed by Erik Spiekerermann and Ralph du Carrois, it's been my type of choice in a few projects lately.

Fira System Font Replacement

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If you're not happy with Apple using Helvetica Neue as the default typeface in Yosemite, give this a try. This is a modified version of Fira Sans that works as the default sytem font once it is installed in your fonts folder. Not perfect yet, but getting there...

screenshot of fira sans as a system font replacement in yosemite

Mackup

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Mackup is a utility that backs up your application settings to Dropbox (or Google Drive) so you can easily migrate them between computers. It's an interesting option when you don't want to use Time Machine to migrate your data to a new computer.