I built this website using Jekyll, an amazing static site generator and blogging tool. I would recommend it for technically inclined writers. Once you’ve navigated the setup and learning curve, you can produce content quickly in any Markdown editor.

I designed my website to use static pages and minimal assets because this website is text, images and video and doesn’t need much more. I wish more news sites approached site design like this (besides Vox Media). Keeping pages light is vital in a world where most readers are on underpowered smartphones. More on static websites and why they’re important.

Side note: The site is a bit plain at the moment because I am rebuilding the CSS from scratch. Jekyll’s prebuilt CSS was too heavy. You’ll have to excuse the aesthetics. While I am a good writer, I am not the greatest artist.

Thanks also to GitHub for hosting my site on GitHub Pages for free. Much obliged for the server space and helpful setup guides.

Posts are written in Markdown, the absolute easiest way to produce content HTML-formatted content for the web. Thank you, John Gruber.

Related posts are created through a homemade algorithm that does a deep dive on every tag. It slows down site build time prodigiously, but hey, it’s a static site generator so the build speed doesn’t affect the end user. Also GitHub gets to bear that cost so ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

If your browser extensions mention a tracker, that’s Google Analytics. Don’t worry about it, it’s just to see how many people are interested in reading my work.