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.
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...
I think that during the last 9 months I spent 80% of my time at work writing or refactoring CSS. Exciting, right? Well, the truth is that I had to change my mentality about how to do this kind of stuff. I had many years of experience doing CSS for small sites, sites with hundreds or a few thousand users. And I used to do this by my own, alone. Now I work on a e-learning web app that is used by several millions of kids across North America, Europe and Australia, and we have a team of developers working on the same code continuously. So the priorities and goals are different, and the performance and maintainability are in the top of the list.Read more